Congratulations to Marni Shore- 2016 Diamond Research Scholar

Marni Shore has been selected to participate in the 2016 Diamond Research Scholars Program to undertake her project entitled “CLARITY” with Debra Bangasser as her faculty mentor.


“Neuroscience and Psychology Undergrads Not Afraid to Get their Hands Dirty”

  The College of Liberal Arts’s Marketing & Communications team recently covered some of the research opportunities neuroscience majors and minors have pursued within the program. The write-up includes details about the newly remolded teaching lab Dr. Bangasser’s Functional Neuroanatomy class has had the pleasure of using! For the full article, visit: Neuroscience and Psychology Undergrads Not Afraid to

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Congratulations- Matty Zimmerman, Diamond Peer Teacher Award Recipient

Congratulations to neuroscience major Matty Zimmerman, who received the highly coveted Diamond Peer Teacher Award for Spring 2016. She will be working under the guidance of Dr. Vinay Parikh to develop her own teaching philosophy and skills.


Congratulations- Alexandra Ellis, Diamond Peer Teacher Award Recipient

Many congratulations to Alexandra Ellis for receiving the prestigious Diamond Peer Teacher award for Spring 2016! She will be working under the guidance of Dr. Cynthia Gooch in Fundamentals of Neuroscience


Congratulations to Lili Mo and Fionya Tran- 1st place winners at the MAPS Conference Poster Competition

Congratulations to Fionya Tran and Lili Mo, who received 1st place for their  co-authored abstract and poster at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 22nd. The study conducted was on the effects of nicotine withdrawal on orexin cell activity (nicotine decreases orexin activity in the lateral hypothalamus).


Congratulations- Jasmine Ford, Diamond Peer Scholars Grant Recipient

Jasmine Ford, a Neuroscience and Psychology (dual major) student working in Vinay Parikh’s lab received the prestigious Diamond’s Peer Scholars Grant to study neural substrates of individual variation in age-related effects on attentional capacities. She has received a stipend of $4,000 to work on this project during summer and Fall of 2015.