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.

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Alumni Highlight

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

gainesonbrains.com

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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.

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Johnson, Kaitlyn (2009).  Hippocampal and Cognitive Changes in an Animal Model of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.  Mentor: Dr. Aileen Bailey. 

Abstract 

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.