People / Frankowski


Graduate Student
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

111 Irvine Hall
Lab Phone: 949-824-3463
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BS, Neurobiological Sciences, University of Florida [Eduardo Candelario-Jalil lab]


I am a graduate student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at UCI. I completed undergraduate studies at University of Florida where I worked in Eduardo Candelario-Jalil's lab on a rodent model of ischemic stroke. For my thesis work, I am developing new circuit-based therapies for epilepsy. My research is supported in part by a Francisco J. Ayala Graduate Fellowship, Dean Recruitment Fellowship, T32 NIH Training Program in Stem Cell Translational Medicine for Neurological Disorders and F31 NIH NRSA Fellowship at UC Irvine.


2018-21 | F31 NIH NRSA Fellowship
2018 | 1st Place Oral Presentation - Anatomy & Neurobiology Grad Day
2017-19 | T32 NIH Training Program in Stem Cell Translational Medicine for Neurological Disorders at UC Irvine
2017 | 1st Place Oral Presentation - Anatomy & Neurobiology Grad Day
2015 | Francisco J. Ayala Graduate Fellowship
2015 | UCI Graduate Dean Recruitment Fellowship
2014 | Ronald E. McNair Scholarship
2014 | 3rd Place Oral Presentation - 20th Annual SAEOPP McNair/SSS Scholars Research Conference
2014 | 3rd Place Poster - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Symposium, Emory University
2012 | Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Award
2012 | Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship


2014 | UF-HHMI Science for Life [link]


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Selective vulnerability of hippocampal interneurons to graded traumatic brain injury
Frankowski JC, Kim YJ, Hunt RF
Neurobiology of Disease (2019)

Chd2 is necessary for neural circuit development and long-term memory
Kim YJ, Khoshkhoo S, Frankowski JC, Zhu B, Abbasi S, Lee S, Wu YE, Hunt RF
Neuron (2018)

Modeling traumatic brain injury using controlled cortical impact injury
Frankowski JC, Hunt RF
KOPF Carrier #93 (2018)

Ceftriaxone reduces alcohol intake in outbred rats while upregulating xCT in the nucleus accumbens core
Stennett BA, Frankowski JC, Peris J, Knackstedt LA
Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior (2017) [Link]

Targeting resolution of neuroinflammation after ischemic stroke with a lipoxin A4 analog: Protective mechanisms and long-term effects on neurological recovery
Hawkins KE, DeMars KM, Alexander JC, de Leon LG, Pacheco SC, Graves C, Yang C, McCrea AO, Frankowski JC, Garrett TJ, Febo M, Candelario-Jalil E
Brain and Behavior (2017) [Link]

Detrimental role of the EP1 prostanoid receptor in blood-brain barrier damage following experimental ischemic stroke
Frankowski JC, DeMars KM, Ahmad AS, Hawkins KE, Yang C, Leclerc JL, Doré S, Candelario-Jalil E
Scientific Reports (2015) [Link]

Neurovascular protection by post-ischemic injections of the lipoxin A4 receptor agonist, BML-111, in a rat model of ischemic stroke
Hawkins KE, DeMars KM, Singh J, Yang C, Cho HS, Frankowski JC, Candelario-Jalil E
Journal of Neurochemistry (2014) [Link]