Seminars & Events
Monday, February 11, 2013: Dr. Daphne Soares (University of Maryland College Park) will speak on "The Sensory World of Cavefishes" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Monday, March 4, 2013: Dr. Joe Cheer (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Endogenous Cannabinoids and the Pursuit of Reward" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Friday, April 12, 2013: Dr. Jill McGaughy (University of New Hampshire) will speak on "The Role of Cortical Norepinephrine in the Ontogeny of Executive Function" at 3:00 pm in Schaefer Hall 106.
Dr. Erin Johnson '02 recently received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and was inducted as an alumni member of Nu Rho Psi.
Ron Saul, "Chronic activation of the substantia nigra nociceptin/orphanin receptor induces motor deficits similar to Parkinson's disease," 2008. Saul, the 2008 winner of the Neuroscience Award, infused a drug into the substantia nigra of rats and measured the resulting motor behaviors, mood disturbances, and cognitive abilities.
Mikael, Makeda (2010). Maternal separation as an animal model of depression. (Mentor: A. Bailey)
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if there was a need for a second stressor to induce depressive-like behavior in the maternal separation animal model of depression. The stressors used in this investigation were shipment stress and maternal separation. Pups were exposed to two stressors, one stressor, or no stressor. On post natal day (PD) 2, the pups underwent maternal separation (3 hours/15 minutes) until PD 14. All animals underwent behavioral testing (Novelty Suppressed Feeding Test, Sucrose Preference Test, Elevated Plus Maze, Forced Swim Test) in adulthood. Results of the 2-way (Experimental Group x Arrival Method) ANOVA in males and females can be found in the results section with the significance of these results at the conclusion of the paper.