Neuroscience

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

December 13, 2011

Five Students Present at International Neuroscience Conference

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Imagine tens of thousands of neuroscientists coming together from around the world to present research on topics spanning every segment of the discipline, from molecular and physiological work to robotics and prosthetics. Every year, this is exactly what happens at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Camille Borland ’13 (Verona, N.J.), [...]

Danielle Sobol ’12 takes water samples from Raritan Bay in New Jersey.

November 29, 2011

Powerful Resources: EXCEL Scholars Program Allows Students to Work on High-Level Faculty Research

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The research Tyler Bamford ’12 (Souderton, Pa.) performed through the EXCEL Scholars program has helped him get closer to his goal of one day becoming a college professor. Bamford has received the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship, which will provide him with $34,000 toward graduate school in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. As an EXCEL Scholar, [...]

Professor Lisa Gabel

November 29, 2011

The Neuroscience of Music: Course Explores How Songs Can Help Heal the Brain

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ABC’s Primetime recently profiled Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head in January. In discussing her recovery from her traumatic brain injury, the news program addressed music’s role in Giffords’ recovery of language. The congresswoman’s experience shows the potential for music therapy to be a powerful tool in [...]

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November 22, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Fiorella Bellini ’13

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Neuroscience major Fiorella Bellini ’13 (Vienna, Va.) discusses her role on the volleyball team and how the mind and body work together. What do you enjoy about your major? My major has completely made me look at the human body differently. It is amazing how much goes on in the brain and body that we [...]

Professor Luis Schettino and Camille Borland ’13 demonstrate the wearable glove.

October 14, 2011

NSF Grant Will Enhance Interdisciplinary Student-Faculty Research in Engineering and the Natural Sciences

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The College has received a $142,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that will help faculty and students bridge engineering and the natural sciences through interdisciplinary research and coursework. The funds, acquired through the work of Yih-Choung Yu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Lisa Gabel, assistant professor of psychology, and Luis Schettino, assistant [...]

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September 26, 2011

Student Bloggers Share Thoughts and Experiences Abroad and On Campus

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Morgan West ’13 (Huntington Beach, Calif.), a neuroscience major with a minor in health care and society, is traveling to Switzerland, India, China, and South Africa this semester for a comparative health care study.  In addition to her studies, highlights of her time in Basel, Switzerland, include “an amazing public transport system, fantastic wursts, and [...]

Rose Bayer '14 at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City

September 15, 2011

Rose Bayer ’14 Researches Parkinson’s Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 What do you do when you love learning about how the mind works in psychology, but can’t resist the call of the microscope? Rose Bayer ’14 (Glastonbury, Conn.) answered that question by majoring in neuroscience, a field that she says offers the best of both worlds.  Recently, her major has opened [...]

Monica Manglani ’13

September 8, 2011

It’s Only Brain Surgery: Monica Manglani ’13 Explores How the Brain Recognizes Sound During 10-Week Research Fellowship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, performing neurosurgery was Monica Manglani’s favorite part of the day. A neuroscience major, Manglani ’13 (Woodbury, N.Y.) was one of 25 students from around the world selected for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Undergraduate Research Program.  As part of the fully subsidized, 10-week program, she helped conduct experiments that explore [...]

Sarah Sullivan '12

August 15, 2011

Ophthalmology Research Gives Sarah Sullivan ’12 Clearer Focus

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From the time she arrived at Lafayette, Sarah Sullivan ’12 (West Hempstead, N.Y.) knew she was interested in the life sciences, but she was not sure which field she wanted to study. “My friend took me into a lab in Oechsle Hall where she was conducting neuroscience research on epilepsy by studying cross-sections of mice [...]

Daria Szkwarko '06

August 5, 2011

With Experience in Kenya, France, and Tanzania, Medical Student Daria Szkwarko ’06 Plans to Practice in Africa

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By Barbara Mulligan When medical student Daria Szkwarko ’06 arrived in Kenya for a clinical research experience last August, she hoped to figure out what area of medicine she wanted to pursue, become proficient in Swahili, collaborate with professionals, and establish a “side project.” But first of all, she wanted “to learn what it takes [...]