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Neuroscience Student Forum

All Neuroscience Student Forums are held on Thursdays at 3:00 PM in room 301 Erma Byrd BMRC (Biomedical Research Center) or via Zoom.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Dakota Jackson

Mentor: Dr. George Spirou

Thursday, August 27, 2020

"Two Types of Somatic Spines Provide Sites for Intercellular Signaling During Calyx of Held Growth and Maturation"

Deidre O'Dell

Mentor: Dr. Bernard Schreurs

Thursday, September 10, 2020

"Perineuronal Net Manipulations and Eyeblink Conditioning"

Raymond Anderson

Mentor: Dr. David M. Smith

Thursday, September 17, 2020

"Hyperactive Proteasome Expression Increases Longevity and Resistance to Organismal Stress in C. Elegans"

Catherine Smoot

Mentor: Dr. Eric Tucker

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Dr. Greg Q. Butcher

Associate Academic Dean for Student Success
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Thiel College

Thursday, October 8, 2020

“Preparing for a Life and Career at a Small College”

Ariel Thomas

Mentor: Dr. Valeriya Gritsenko

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Rachel Hostetler

Mentor: Dr. Ariel Agmon

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Sree Motipally

Mentor: Dr. Saravanan Kolandaivelu

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Emily Burrage

Mentor: Dr. Paul Chantler

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Dr. Debbie Drazen

Senior Patent Counsel
Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, November 12, 2020

“One Career Path: Biotech and Law”

Divine Nwafor

Neuroscience, M.D./Ph.D.
Mentor: Dr. Candice Brown

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jacob Boos

Mentor: Dr. Werner Geldenhuys

Thursday, December 3, 2020