Seminars & Events

Friday, October 4, 2013: Dr. Laurie Ryan, SMCM '86 (National Institute on Aging) will speak on "Alzheimer's Disease: Targets and Treatments" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.

Monday, October 21, 2013: Dr. Greg Elmer (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Domains and Constructs in Motivation: Where Does the Habenula Fit In?" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195

Friday, October 25, 2013:  Dr. Terry Davidson (American University) will speak on "Why We Overeat and Become Obese?  It Could be What We Think!" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.


Alumni Highlight

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







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.


Honors & Awards

Annual Neuroscience Award:                        

Given to a graduating senior with a minor (or student-designed major) in the Neurosciences, who demonstrates superior depth of understanding, critical thinking, and research and communication skills in the field of neuroscience, and participation over and above what is expected in the SMCM Neurosciences program.

Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus

2013 Recipient - Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus (above)

Jesse Burke

2012 Recipient - Jesse Burke (above)

Jordan Gaines

2011 Recipient - Jordan Gaines (above)

 Kimmie Konka

2010 Recipient - Kimmie Konka (above)


2009 Recipient - Josh Whitt (above)

Ron's SMP

2008 Recipient Ron Saul (above) 

Matthew K. Wiest

2007 Recipient – Matthew K. Wiest (above)


2006 Recipient - Meg MacFarland (above)