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B&B Scholar Alum Jenna Harris Awarded Genetics Society of America Honors

Jenna M. Harris (Neuroscience/Psych major) in the Cox lab, has been selected for two prestigious honors from the Genetics Society of America (GSA) for her undergraduate research on Drosophila.

Jenna was selected for the Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award sponsored by GSA, and is 1 of only 6 undergraduates selected for the special session “Spotlight on… more »

Neuroscience Faculty Anne Murphy Receives Grant to Study Pain

Neuroscience Institute’s own Dr. Anne Murphy received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate pain management therapies for people aged 65 or older.

The late Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick, and actress Bette Davis agree: old age demands some toughness; it “isn’t for sissies”. Among other reasons is this: “Pain… more »

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B&B Psychology Faculty Sarah Brosnan Publishes Essay on Morality & Evolution

Professor Sarah Brosnan published an essay entitled “A primatological perspective on evolution and morality” on the Center for Humans and Nature website. The essay was in response to a recent question series: “What can evolution tell us about morality?”

Morality is distinctly human, but how did it arise?  In this essay, Brosnan uses a comparative approach… more »

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Arianna Tamvacakis Wins Best Student Presentation at SICB

Congratulations to Neuroscience B&B graduate student, Arianna Tamvacakis!

Arianna’s presentation, “Differential expression of serotonin receptor genes in homologous neurons underlies species-typical swimming behaviors in Nudipleura sea slugs” was awarded the best student oral presentation for the Division of Neurobiology, Neuroethology, and Sensory Biology at the Society for Integrated and Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting in New… more »

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B&B Philosophy Faculty Andrea Scarantino, Ph.D. Awarded Prestigious Simon Award

Don Berkich, President of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy has just announced that the organization’s executive board has selected Andrea Scarantino for the 2017 Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy. This award specifically recognizes scholars at an early stage of their academic career whose research is likely to… more »

Congratulations, Neuroscience Graduates Fall 2016

The Neuroscience Institute would like to congratulate its undergraduate and Masters students on the day of graduation, Fall 2016:

Lauren Aiani, Imon Allen, Mariam Chaudry, Philip Crumbley, Julia Dave, Cody Davis, Emily Eastland, Adam Fakhri, John Fendt, Mercedes Hodges, Asia Rose Johnson, Lindsay Kadjidja Akessi, Srilaxmi Kishor, tsegamlak mengistu, Maryana Mokrynska, Dusty Moon, Sierra Rackley,… more »

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Ravi Das Makes the Cover of JNeurosci

Close on the heels of his successful doctoral thesis defense, Ravi Das, our newest PhD, made the cover of the December 7, 2016 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. The cover image is his picture of the dendritic arbor of a Drosophila class-IV (C-IV) da sensory neuron. Ravi is a co-first author of an article… more »