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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Examples of Neuroscience Conference Presentations:

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Note: Students are listed in boldface type.

  • Bailey, A.M., Holmes, A., Piantadosi, P. (2011, November). The effects of orexin A in the nucleus basalis magnocellularis (nBM) on olfactory discrimination acquisition and reversal. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Placek, K., Turek, K.C., Fullerton, J.N., and Brady, A.M. (2011, November). Relationships between behavioral abnormalities and set-shifting impairments in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Katerina Placek was awarded a Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Travel Award for this poster presentation.
  • Bernstein, J.E., Kircher, D.M., and Brady, A.M.  (2011, June).  Developmental exposure to low doses of bisphenol-A:  Sex-dependent behavioral effects in adult offspring.  Poster presented at the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK.  Julie Bernstein (below, right) was awarded a Florence P. Haseltine Outstanding New Investigator Poster Award for this poster presentation.
  • Hernandez, A.E., Smith, E.S., Cammarata, E.M., and Brady, A.M.  (2010, November).  Behavioral abnormalities in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia following cocaine self-administration.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.  Alex Hernandez, Liz Smith, and Erin Cammarata are pictured above, left.
  • Kircher, D.M., and Brady, A.M.  (2010, November).  An investigation of the behavioral effects of perinatal bisphenol-A exposure in comparison to disruptions observed in animal models of schizophrenia.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.  Dan Kircher and Julie Bernstein are pictured above, right.
  • Konka, K.G., and Bailey, A.M. (2010, November).  Investigation of the effects of pup postnatal exposure to fluoxetine on adult rat emotional and motor behavior.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Calhoon, G.G., & Brady, A.M.  (2006, October)The effects of cognitive intervention in adolescence on behavioral abnormalities in a neurodevelopmental rat model of schizophrenia.  Poster session presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.  Gwen Calhoon is pictured below, left.
  • Saul, R.D., Wiest, M.K., & Brady, A.M.  (2006, October)Spatial working memory deficits in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion rat model of schizophrenia.  Poster session presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.  Ron Saul and Matt Wiest are pictured below, right.
  • Calhoon, G.G., & Brady, A.M.  (2006, April)The effects of cognitive intervention in adolescence on behavioral abnormalities in a rat model of schizophrenia. Poster session presented at the Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast (SYNAPSE), Davidson, NC.<
  • Bailey, A. M. & Kallarackal, A. J. (2006, March). Neurofibromatosis 1 (Nf1+/-) Spatial Learning Deficits in the Barnes Maze. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.
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    Angy presents her poster at SNF 06

    Gwen CalhoonRon Saul and Matt Wiest