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Lycoming College alumna Gillian Barkell ’19 recently attended and presented research at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago. She was awarded the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience travel award to attend this year’s meeting, where she presented her poster, “Caffeine-Induced Increases in the Reinforcing Effects of Alcohol are Independent of Activity at the Dopamine D2 Receptor.”
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Lycoming College’s Assistant Professor and Chair of the Biology Department Mary Morrison, Ph.D., was elected as the next president of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN), an organization dedicated to developing and enhancing undergraduate education in neuroscience. She will serve as president-elect for one year, president for the second year, and past president for a third year, during which she will work diligently on raising funds for and distributing travel awards to undergraduates and leading elections for the following year’s officers. She will also collaborate with FUN president Ron Bayline of Washington and Jefferson College on a strategic planning process to guide FUN into the next decade.
The Lycoming College Music Department will present “Neuroscience Meets a Musical Brain,” an event that will feature a performance by world-renowned ragtime pianist and scientific wonder Robert Milne along with a lecture by Kerstin Bettermann, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, about her studies of Milne’s brain function. The event will be held Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Clarke Chapel and is free and open to the public. While on campus, Milne also will conduct a master class with Lycoming music students.
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