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.
Johnson, Kaitlyn (2009). Hippocampal and Cognitive Changes in an Animal Model of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Mentor: Dr. Aileen Bailey.
Cognitive impairments have been recognized as a complication of Diabetes Mellitus (DM). This study examined the effect of DM on spatial cognition and neuronal activity in the hippocampus using Streptozotocin-treated animal models of DM. Water maze testing was used to examine changes in spatial cognition. C-fos immunohistochemical staining techniques were used to measure neuronal activity in the hippocampus. DM animals showed impairments in spatial recognition memory tests six weeks after diabetes was induced. C-fos staining results were inconclusive regarding neuronal activity in the hippocampus. The results support the hypothesis that DM animals will exhibit cognitive impairments after six weeks of induced DM.