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.


Alumni Highlight

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




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.


Smith, Elizabeth S. (2010).   Combining Two Models of Schizophrenia: Behavioral and Neuronal Implications.  Mentor: Dr. Anne Marie Brady


The neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion (NVHL) as well as isolation rearing are rodent models of schizophrenia that produce similar behavioral deficits in sensorimotor gating, social behavior, and spatial working memory in conjunction with similar neuropathologies. The combination of both of these models in rats produces an additive effect on locomotor activity and on structural deficits within the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and nucleus accumbens (NAcc).  In this study, the combination of isolation rearing and the NVHL model was examined in sensorimotor gating, social behavior, spatial working memory and neuronal activity within the PFC and NAcc. There was no additive effect of combining isolation rearing and the NVHL on these tasks or on neuronal activity within the PFC and NAcc.