Rebecca Burwell delivered the Keynote address at the annual Women in Learning luncheon at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association
Professor Burwell talked about mentoring, increasing diversity in neuroscience, and new discoveries using optogenetic techniques. Join now! http://www.womeninlearning.com/
May 27, 2014
Tara Jacobson is awarded a two year fellowship in Translational Neuroscience from the Norman Prince Neuroscience Institute
Dr. Jacobson is working on a collaboration between the Burwell laboratory and the laboratories of Drs. Steve Rasmussen and Ben Greenberg in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. The ultimate goal is to develop a new model paradigm for studying the circuitry underlying obsessive-compulsive disorder.
May 7, 2014
Amanda Liu wins the Whalen Award for Excellence in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
On the basis of her Neuroscience Honors thesis, Amanda was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Whalen Award for Excellence in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. The award was presented at the annual Schlosberg dinner given by the Brown University Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences.
April 22, 2014
Krishan Aghi wins the Royce Fellowship to begin his honors work in the summer of 2014
Established in 1996 through the generosity of Charles Royce, a 1961 graduate of Brown University, the Royce Fellowship Program supports Brown University undergraduates as they carry out independent projects of their own design. Every spring, up to twenty students at Brown are inducted into the Society of Royce Fellows, each receiving an award to pursue a research.
April 15, 2014
Inês Tomás Pereira is awarded a fellowship from Brown University's Center for Vision Research.
Dr. Pereira is spending her fellowship working studying the role of the perirhinal and postrhinal cortices on visual object recognition using a spontaneous object recognition task in combination with electrophysiology and optogenetics.
October 4, 2013
Ho and Heimer-McGinn give presentation at Wheeler School
Jonathan Ho and Victoria Heimer-McGinn gave a presentation in the Scientific Lecture Series at Wheeler School in Providence, RI. Jonathan and Victoria outlined their colorful career paths and gave the students a flavor of their research carried out in past and present laboratories. The students, ranging from high school freshmen to seniors, showed great interest in the lectures and were very welcoming to their guests. Shown are Jon on the left and Victoria on the right with Layla Kazemi, Sara Kazemi, and Kathleen Sai-Halasz.
Lisa Dokovna receives her Masters of Science in Psychology
Kristin Marie Kerr Scaplen receives her PhD in Neuroscience
Kristin's thesis is entitled, "Landmark and object processing in the rodent hippocampal system: Implications for spatial memory." Her committee members were Julie Kauer, James Knierim, and David Sheinberg. Congratulations!