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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Examples of Directed Research in Neuroscience:

  • Swanson, Thomas; and Severino, Amie (2009).  Exploring the Effect of a 5HT1B Receptor Agonist in Major Depression.  (Mentor: A. Bailey)
  • Dueker, Ashleigh (2009).  The Effect of Body Wall Stimulation Versus Intracellular Stimulation in Hirudo verbana’s P Cells.  (Mentor: M. Baltzley)
  • Rios, Angeli (2009). Token Uniformity Might Be Better than Token Complexity.  (Mentor: E. Hiris)
  • Capone, Emily; and Rios, Lia (2009). Neuronal Activity in the Prefrontal Cortex and Nucleus Accumbens of Sprague-Dawley Rats Following Set-Shifting or Double Lever Task.  (Mentor: A.M. Brady)
  • Gaylor, Kaitlin (2009).  The Implications for  5-HT1B Receptors in the Therapeutic Actions of Antidepressants.  (Mentor: A. Bailey)
  • Baker, Angela; and Chaudhary, Sheena (2009).  Behavioral Changes in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease as Observed Through Rats.  (Mentor: A. Bailey)
  • Lewis, Christopher (2009).  Perceived Temporal Synchrony of Continuous and Non-Continuous Waveforms.  (Mentor: E. Hiris)
  • Kenny, Erika; and Kircher, Dan (2009).  Testing Set-Shifting Ability in Adult Neonatal Ventral Hippocampal Lesion Rats Using an Operant Task.  (Mentor: A.M. Brady)
  • Flerlage, Jesse (2009).  Effects of Gentamicin on Auditory Epithelia of the Goldfish.  (Mentor: J. Ramcharitar)
  • Cosentino, Maya; and Vilson, Fernandino (2008). Neuronal Activation in the Prefrontal Cortex and Nucleus Accumbens Elicited by Set-Shifting in Rats with Neonatal Ventral Hippocampus Lesions.  (Mentor: A.M. Brady)
  • Hawkins, Dan; White, Gina; and Whitt, Josh (2008). Adolescent Spatial Working Memory Deficits in the Neonatal Ventral Hippocampal Lesion Rat Model of Schizophrenia.  (Mentor: A.M. Brady)
  • Smith, Elizabeth W.; and VanBlargan, Laura (2008).  Patterns of Dendritic Arborization on Inner Ear Sensory Epithelia of the Goldfish and Giant Danio:  A Comparative Study.  (Mentor: J. Ramcharitar)
  • Bourgin, David; Lee, Bridgin; and Lewis, Eastman (2007). Spatial Working Memory in Adolescent Rats with the NVHL Model of Schizophrenia.  (Mentor: A.M. Brady)
  • Black, Colin (2006). NVHL Rats Do Not Demonstrate Enhanced Motivation to Work for Sugar Pellet Reinforcement.  (Mentor: A.M. Brady)