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Students attend neuroscience conference

Students attend neuroscience conference

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Members of the Lycoming College biology and psychology departments presented their research at the joint 2013 Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges-Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference for Psychology, Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind, held April 20 at Muhlenberg College.

The biology representatives included professor Mary Morrison and students Lauren Robertson, Christopher McAtee, Rory McAtee and Miranda Gavrila. The psychology representatives included professors Rebecca Gilbertson and Tina Norton, and students Shannon Kryder, Shannon Lesher and Meaghan Jones.

Lycoming junior Lauren Robertson received the award for Best Poster Presentation for her honors project, “Characterization of Early Purkinje Cell Processes in the Mouse.” 

Lycoming senior Shannon Kryder was the co-recipient of the Best Oral Presentation award for “Effects of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages on Rodent Blood Alcohol Concentrations and Drinking Behavior.”

Other conference attendees came from Arcadia University, Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Penn State University, Ursinus College and Widener University.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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