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.
Dr. Gwen Calhoon '06 recently received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland Baltimore, and was inducted into Nu Rho Psi.
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.