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.

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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.

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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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News

Planning for the Seventh Annual Brain Bee, to be held in February 2014, will begin soon.  Contact Dr. Anne Marie Brady at ambrady@smcm.edu if you are interested in helping out!  

Gwen Calhoon '06 defended her dissertation and earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in December 2012.  Congratulations Gwen!

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.