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Victoria Coleman and Margaret Driscoll

Margaret Driscoll Presents Her Research at the Society for Neuroscience

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a professional society dedicated “to advancing the understanding of the brain and nervous system.” Founded in 1969, SfN has grown to be the largest neuroscience society in the world with nearly 37,000 members in more than 95 countries. Some of SfN’s year-round programming includes: the publishing of the highly regarded scientific journals, JNeurosci and eNeuro; science advocacy and public policy engagement projects; and other public outreach efforts in conjunction with organizations, such as Headquartered in Washington, D.C., SfN is committed to advancing scientific exchange; supporting the neuroscience community; educating and engaging the public; and advocating for neuroscience. Learn more about the Society for Neuroscience by visiting   This year, Margaret Driscoll from Dr. Sitaraman's lab presented her research, “Dopaminergic control of sleep is independent of feeding in Drosophila.” Driscoll graduated in May 2018, and majored in Behavioral Neuroscience. Her areas of research include homeostatic systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience, and sleep systems. What is your research study about? Our research focuses on a population of neurons which promotes wakefulness, and delves into the mechanism by which they do so. Why did you decide to be a part of this research? I knew freshman year that research would be an important part of preparing for medical school, so I asked upperclassmen I knew about their experiences. I decided to join Dr. Sitaraman's lab because one of my friends in the Honors Program told me about how much he enjoyed his work with her. What advice do you have for students wanting to do research? You will not regret getting involved early!

Dr. Dale Glaser

Get to Know Dr. Dale Glaser

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dr. Dale Glaser teaches statistics this Fall 2018. What are your favorite courses to teach? Statistics, Research Methods and/or Psychometrics/Psycho…

Michael Harris Student Colloquium Speakers: Elizabeth Petty (left)

Michael Harris Student Colloquium

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Department of Psychological Sciences is committed to supporting student undergraduate research. Part of that support includes hosting an undergrad…

Christopher Adler performs preludes by Ruth Crawford at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Photo by Michael Oyster.

Faculty Spotlight: Christopher Adler, PhD

Monday, October 29, 2018

Christopher Adler visited the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where he performed as a soloist on the khaen (Lao/Northeast Thai f…

Emilie Amrein Presenting at the University of Minnesota

Faculty Spotlight: Emilie Amrein, DMA

Monday, October 29, 2018

In early October, Dr. Emilie Amrein was invited to appear at the University of Minnesota Morris as Visiting Scholar/Artist. As part of this residency,…

Marianne Pfau, PhD, Italian Tour Highlights

Monday, October 29, 2018

In October, Dr. Marianne Pfau performed in Venice and Mantua, Italy, with the German Baroque Orchestra Il Trionfo, six vocal soloists, and a 40-voice …

Dr. Elisabeth Walcott

Get to Know Dr. Elisabeth Walcott

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dr. Elisabeth Walcott teaches the capstone Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory & Writing course this Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. What are your favo…

Dr. Karen Markowitz

Get to Know Dr. Karen Markowitz

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dr. Markowitz teaches the Introduction Psychology course this fall 2018, and has taught this course as an adjunct professor consistently for 20 years.…

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