Seminars & Events
Friday, October 4, 2013: Dr. Laurie Ryan, SMCM '86 (National Institute on Aging) will speak on "Alzheimer's Disease: Targets and Treatments" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Monday, October 21, 2013: Dr. Greg Elmer (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Domains and Constructs in Motivation: Where Does the Habenula Fit In?" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Friday, October 25, 2013: Dr. Terry Davidson (American University) will speak on "Why We Overeat and Become Obese? It Could be What We Think!" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Dr. Gwen Calhoon '06 recently received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland Baltimore, and was inducted into Nu Rho Psi.
Bouslog, Chris (2012). Social play behavior in rats effected by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and tactile simulation. (Mentor: A. Bailey)
The hypothesis of the present study outlines that giving fluoxetine to pregnant rats will result in emotional deficits in their pups. We expected that these deficits would be seen through decreases in initiations (aggressive) of social-play behavior at adolescents ( PD25) and increases in avoidance (defensive) of social-play behavior. Giving tactile-stimulation to these pups at a critical growing period in their lives should help improve these deficits.