Seminars & Events
Monday, February 11, 2013: Dr. Daphne Soares (University of Maryland College Park) will speak on "The Sensory World of Cavefishes" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Monday, March 4, 2013: Dr. Joe Cheer (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Endogenous Cannabinoids and the Pursuit of Reward" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Friday, April 12, 2013: Dr. Jill McGaughy (University of New Hampshire) will speak on "The Role of Cortical Norepinephrine in the Ontogeny of Executive Function" at 3:00 pm in Schaefer Hall 106.
Dr. Erin Johnson '02 recently received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and was inducted as an alumni member of Nu Rho Psi.
Ron Saul, "Chronic activation of the substantia nigra nociceptin/orphanin receptor induces motor deficits similar to Parkinson's disease," 2008. Saul, the 2008 winner of the Neuroscience Award, infused a drug into the substantia nigra of rats and measured the resulting motor behaviors, mood disturbances, and cognitive abilities.
Planning for the Sixth Annual Brain Bee, to be held in February 2013, will begin soon. Contact Dr. Anne Marie Brady at email@example.com if you are interested in helping out!
Elise Flynn '12 was awarded a Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Travel Award for her poster to be presented at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in October 2012 in New Orleans, LA. Read the poster abstract here.
Katerina Placek '12 was awarded a Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Travel Award for her poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in November 2011 in Washington, DC. Read the poster abstract here.
Julie Bernstein '11 was awarded a Florence P. Haseltine Outstanding New Investigator Poster Award for her poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) in June 2011 in Oklahoma City, OK. Read the poster abstract here.