Seminars & Events

Thursday, September 11, 2014: Dr. Bevil Conway (Wellesley College) will speak on his research in visual neuroscience and color at 4:30 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.

Monday, October 27, 2014: Dr. Todd Gould (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Genes to behaviors to treatments in bipolar disorder" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195

Friday, December 5, 2014:  Dr. Brian Mathur (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Braking bad: Aberrant inhibitory neurotransmission in addiction" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.


Alumni Highlight

Check out Jordan Gaines Lewis '11's award-winning blog, Gaines on Brains.




SMP Spotlight

Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus present their SMP
Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus, "Entorhinal Cortex Lesions, Habituation, and Latent Inhibition," 2013. Gluskin and Haus, the 2013 co-winners of the Neuroscience Award, infused a neurotoxin into the entorhinal cortex of rats to induce a lesion, and measured the resulting habituation and latent inhibition behavior within a fear conditioning paradigm.


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.