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 and Dean Recruitment Fellowship at UC Irvine.


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 KMAhmad ASHawkins KEYang CLeclerc JLDoré SCandelario-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]



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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