Colby Neuroscience Students on Tour!

Kristen Erickson '12 delivered an excellent talk on her honors thesis research:

Prenatal choline availability influences stress-vulnerability and emotional responses differently in adult male and female rats



39th Annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium
April 13-14, 2012
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine

Also in attendance with lovely poster presentations were: Derek Wise '12, Katie Palano '12, Chelsea Nickerson '13, & Angelica D'Aiello '12. Though they did not attend, Marina Rosengren '12 and Lucas Fortier '15 were co-authors on a poster.

John Gardner '12 gave a fantastic talk on his senior thesis research:

Modulation of behavioral outcomes by choline in male rats with extensive hippocampal damage


2nd Annual Conference of the Maine Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
April 27-28, 2012
University of New England
Biddeford, Maine

Also in attendance with lovely poster presentations were: Sean Padungtin '13, Adam Thompson '13, Meghan Tedoldi '13, & Sam Helm '12. Though they did not attend, Robyn St. Laurent '12 and Angelica D'Aiello '12 were co-authors on posters.

We had two outstanding talks at this conference:

Robyn St. Laurent '12 & Sam Helm '12
Reduced cocaine-seeking behavior in BDNF +/- rats

Derek Wise '12
Prenatal choline rescues cognitive dysfunction in a rat model of depression



Everyone else was in attendance with awesome poster presentations!!
Sean Padungtin '13, Adam Thompson '13, Meghan Tedoldi '13, Angelica D'Aiello '12, Marina Rosengren '12, Chelsea Nickerson '13, Katie Palano '13, Ariel Batallan '15, and Kristen Erickson '12.
John Gardner '12, Derek Wise '12, Kristen Erickson '12, and Chelsea Nickerson '13 traveled with me to Washington D.C. this summer to present their research findings at the 4th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence in Washington D.C.
The Big Easy!
John Gardner '12, Derek Wise '12, Kristen Erickson '12, and Chelsea Nickerson '13 will also present posters during the general sessions of the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans in October.