Colby @ Meeting of Maine Neurogenetics Consortium on April 23, 2010
Colby undergraduates from the neuroscience lab participated in a data blitz session at this meeting.

Award for Best Blitz
Darshini Mahadevia '10 won this honor for her succint and elegant presentation of her honors thesis research. The title of her award-winning blitz was "Chronic unpredictable stress increases anxious and depressive-like behaviors, but produces only a temporary hedonic deficit in middle-aged female rats".




37th Annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium
April 23-24, 2010
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine


Kelly Brooks '09
presented her SOMAS research. The title of her poster was "Postnatal choline availability modulates the behavioral and neural consequences of chronic mild stress in adult male rats".
Hanna Schenk '09 presented her senior thesis research. The title of her poster was "Hippocampal cell survival as a function of enrichment and learning in periadolescent and adult male rats".
Olivia Bordiuk'09 presented her senior thesis research. The title of her poster was "Gestational stress induces persistent increases in anxiety and alterations in maternal care behaviors in female rat dams
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Jennifer Corriveau '10 presented research findings from her work in the lab during her sophomore and junior years at Colby. The title of her poster was "Past availability of dietary choline modulates subsequent choline intake and adult choline levels mediate the anxiolytic effects of enrichment."

 

Colby Undergraduate Research Retreat
July 22-23 2009 Crab Apple White Water, The Forks, Maine

Jenn and Ellie wowed attendees with their outstanding summer research findings and excellent oratory skills!

Best Oral Presentation
Congratulations to Ellie Baker '10, our summer intern from Smith College, for receiving this honor for her talk entitled, Food for Thought: Quality of Adult Cognition as a Function of Adolescent Choline Availability and Gestational Stress in Female Rats". Olivia Bordiuk ’09, Logan B. Hunter ’11, Jennifer A. Corriveau ’10, and Lauren McClurg ’09 were co-authors.

Oral Presentation Honorable Mention
Congratulations to Jenn Corriveau '10 for her honorable mention for her talk entitled, "Potential Anti-Schizophrenic Properties of Adolescent Choline Supplementation". Olivia Bordiuk ’09, Logan B. Hunter ’11, and Lauren McClurg ’09 were co-authors.

Watch Jenn introduce her presentation in this short clip about the retreat.