2015

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Nearly 50 neuroscience students presented their research at the university-wide Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Of these fantastic students, a number received recognition for the quality of their presentation and research.

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Milich

Category: Health Professional - Laboratory/Cellular

Place: 1st

Presenter(s): Lindsay Milich

Title: E6020 as an alternative form of TLR4 activation in the naïve rat spinal cord

Advisor(s): Dr. Dana McTigue


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Butler

Category: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Place: 1st

Presenter(s): Alison Butler

Title: Quick to be selfish or quick to cooperate? A meta-analysis of response time asymmetries in social decision-making 

Advisor(s): Dr. Ian Krajbich


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Upton

Category: Health Professions - Laboratory/Cellular

Place: 2nd

Presenter(s): Brian Upton

Title: Positive allosteric modulation of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor interacts with mesolimbic stimulation of prefrontal glutamate release

Advisor(s): Dr. John P. Bruno


Category: Health Professions - Laboratory/Cellular

Place: 2nd

Presenter(s): Molly O'Shea

Title: Spinal cord injury: Neuropathology well away from the lesion contributes to dysfunction

Advisor(s): Dr. Michelle Basso


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Sherer

Category: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Place: 3rd

Presenter(s): Morgan Sherer

Title: Gestational stress alters maternal motivation and induces anhedonia: role of dopamine signaling in the nucleus accumbens shell

Advisor(s): Dr. Benedetta Leuner


Category: Biological Sciences

Place: 4th

Presenter(s): Isabella Palazzo

Title: Wnt-signalling and the formation of Muller glia-derived progenitors in the chick retina

Advisor(s): Dr. Andy Fischer


Category: Health Professions - Clinical

Place: 4th

Presenter(s): P. Josh Hamer

Title: Mapping motor outcome to the subthalamic nucleus to improve deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease

Advisor(s): Dr. Per Sederberg & Dr. Ali Rezai


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Maylath

Category: Health Professions - Laboratory/Cellular

Place: 4th

Presenter(s): Jeremy Maylath

Title: Characterizing the macrophage secretome and its effect on neuronal growth

Adivsor(s): Dr. Philip Popovich


Category: Health Professions - Laboratory/Cellular

Place: 4th

Presenter(s): Alanna Dkyo, Nicholas Queen

Title: The effects of light at night on immune organ clock gene expression in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)

Advisor(s): Dr. Randy Nelson


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Ryan

Category: Psychology

Place: 4th

Presenter(s): Kelsey Ryan

Title: Sex differences in depressive- and anxiety-like behavior in young adult Npas4 heterozygous mice and effects on GABAergic and serotonergic transmission

Advisor(s): Dr. Laurence Coutellier


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Dong

Category: Psychology

Place: 4th

Presenter(s): Shirley Dong

Title: The anxiolytic effect of oxytocin is specific to oxytocin receptors in the prelimbic medial prefrontal cortex

Advisor(s): Dr. Benedetta Leuner


Category: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Place: 4th

Presenter(s): Emily Mills

Title: Postpartum administration of Citalopram reverses gestational stress-induced depressive-like behavior and structural modifications in the reward pathway

Advisor(s): Dr. Benedetta Leuner