College of Veterinary Medicine

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

Students excel at Showcase for Undergrad Research


Over 130 undergraduates presented research or creative projects in the  March 30 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA). Fourteen Neuroscience students were among the presenters, submitting posters in three of the eight categories. The Neuroscience Program had one of the largest number of students participating in SURCA, second only to Biology.

Two of the Neuroscience students were selected as top winners in their respective categories and received the Crimson award and a $250 prize for their excellent presentations. These students are:

In Molecular, Cellular, and Chemical Biology:
Marcus Lacey (mentor: Jim Peters) “Acute Desensitization of Afferent Vagus Nerve Activation by Cholecystokinin (CCK) at the CCK-1 Receptor”

In Organismal, Population, Ecological, and Evolutionary Biology:
Alisha McBride (mentor: Rebecca Craft) “Ovarian Hormone Modulation of Supraspinal THC-Induced Analgesia”

Other Neuroscience presenters include:
Omar Bayomy (mentor: Jim Krueger)
Casey Callahan (mentor: Krzysztof Czaja)
Megan Elsarelli (mentor: Sue Ritter)
Amanda Feeney (mentor: Michael Skinner)
Carlee Gibbons (mentor: Ray Quock)
Elizabeth Graham (mentor: Gary Wayman)
Ram Kandasamy (mentor: Rebecca Craft)
Aiden Manning (mentor: Julie Stanton)
Nathan Richardson (mentor: Kathleen McAteer)
Miguel Toscano (mentor: Krzysztof Czaja)
Rachel Wanty (mentor: Krzysztof Czaja)
Megan Wilson (mentor: Jay Wright)
Last Edited: Apr 09, 2013 9:30 AM   

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