Michelle K. Corkrum

Michelle Corkrum

Email: mcorkrum@umn.edu

Entering Class:


Wellesley College
Neuroscience major
B.A., 2012

University of Minnesota
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Ph.D., 2019

Honors and Awards:

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2016-2019

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee 2012-2013
  • Retreat Planning Committee 2013, 2014, 2015

Thesis Advisor: Alfonso Araque, PhD

Publications (pubmed):

Corkrum M, Covelo A, Lines J, Bellocchio L, Pisansky M, Loke K, Quintana R, Rothwell PE, Lujan R, Marsicano G, Martin ED, Thomas MJ, Kofuji P, Araque A. Dopamine-Evoked Synaptic Regulation in the Nucleus Accumbens Requires Astrocyte Activity. Neuron. 2020 Mar 18;105(6):1036-1047.

Corkrum M, Rothwell PE, Thomas MJ, Kofuji P, Araque A. Opioid-Mediated Astrocyte-Neuron Signaling in the Nucleus Accumbens. Cells. 2019 Jun 14;8(6). pii: E586. PMCID: PMC6628279