Amber Michelle Asher


Location: Neuroscience Discipline, David Morilak, Ph.D. Lab



Amber Michelle Asher

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

Hometown:  Pampa, TX
Hobbies:  painting, hiking, camping, fishing, gardening, hanging out with my dogs Nova and Bubba


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University of Texas at San Antonio - Master of Science: Biology In progress (over 26 credit hours obtained)
Trinity University - Master of Art in Teaching: Secondary Education 2011-2012
University of Texas at San Antonio - Bachelor of Science: Biology 2004-2008


neuroscience, psychiatric disorders, electrophysiology
prostate cancer,  chemobrain and STEM education and outreach
Science and science education policy

Awards & Accomplishments

National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teaching Fellow


Rodriguez, L.A., Mohammadipoor, A., Kambucheka, R., Asher, A.M., Alvarado, L., Cancio, L. (2018) Preconditioning in acute respiratory distress-like milieu augments the immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory function of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem Cells. Accepted May 13, 2019
Antebi, B., Rodriguez, L.A., Walker, K., Asher, A., Kambucheka, R., Alvarado, L., Mohammadipoor, A., Cancio, L. (2018). Short-term Physiological Hypoxia Potentiates the Therapeutic Function of Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Stem Cell Research and Therapy, 9 (1), 265. Doi: 10.1186/s13287-018-1007-x.
Perez, S.M., Shah, A., Asher, A., Lodge, D. (2013). Hippocampal deep brain stimulation reverses physiological and behavioral deficits in a rodent model of schizophrenia. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (6), 1331-9. Doi: 10.1017/S1461145712001344
Asher, A., Lodge, D. (2012). Distinct prefrontal cortical regions negatively regulate evoked activity in nucleus accumbens subregions. International journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 15 (9), 1287-94, DOI: 10.1017/S146114571100143X