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Wooster receives $475 thousand HHMI grant to support inclusive excellence in research mentoring in STEM

The College of Wooster has received a grant of $475,000 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3) initiative for work over […]

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APEX Fellowship | Tudor Lungu

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2024 Organization: The Chester Summer Scholars Program at MetroHealth, Cleveland As an intern at MetroHealth Medical Center, I will be […]

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APEX Fellowship | Mahmoud El-Achwah

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2023 Organization: El Dana dental Clinic As a summer intern at El Dana Dental Clinic, I will be providing assistance […]

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APEX Fellowship | Teddi Farson

Major:  Neuroscience Class Year: 2023 Organization: Wooster Community Hospital As a summer Health Coach at the Wooster Community Hospital, I will be providing hands […]

Tudor Lungu '24

Interns from The College of Wooster help Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare with EMT staffing

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare and The College of Wooster are working together in a partnership that benefits the not-for-profit hospice organization and college students working […]

Lakshman Swamy ’05

Wooster alumnus and ICU doctor creates ICU-based board game to celebrate current healthcare workers and inspire future physicians

Despite being the son of two physician parents, Lakshman Swamy ’05 had no intention of pursuing medicine when he first set his sights on […]

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Neuroscience alumnus awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding

The College of Wooster Alumnus Maurryce Starks ’18 was awarded a five-year fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). Starks […]

A Knock-out Experiment on a Neuronal Boolean Model

Name: Aelon Ketema Samuel Advisor: Dr. Erzsébet Ravasz Regan, Dr. Rebecca Williams (second reader) Major: Neurobiology Minor: Studio Art Neuronal cell cycle is a […]

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Are You Sure You Don’t Know Me? A Facial Recognition Study and Examination of the Other-Race Effect with External Feature Alterations

Name: Emma Saxton Major: Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Advisor: Dr. Grit Herzmann The Other-Race Effect is the phenomena wherein people recognize individuals of their own- race, or […]

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Examining the Relationship Between Phonological Processing and Second Language Acquisition for Spanish-English Bilinguals

Name: Hitomi Okamura Major: Neuroscience – Cognitive Behavior track Advisor: Dr. Grit Herzmann; Dr. John Neuhoff (second reader) Second language acquisition is inevitable in a globalized […]

Emma Davidson

Time Flies: An analysis of circadian impact upon cell cycle regulation using Boolean modeling and a Drosophila model

Name: Emma Davidson Majors: Neurobiology Advisors: Erzsebet Regan, Seth Kelly The circadian system is an incredibly conserved physiological component of nearly all living organisms […]

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Making Sensory Neuroscience Comparative: A Review and Analysis of Orientation Selective Retinal Ganglion Cells

Name: Atticus Moats Major: Neurobiology, Sensory Communication Studies Advisors: Dr. Nicholas Brandley and Dr. John Neuhoff Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) are cells in the retina of […]

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Down-regulation of Innate Immune Response Rel/NF-kB Transcription Factor Genes Relish and Dif in Cholinergic Neurons Alter Sleep Patterns in Drosophila melanogaster

Name: Kayla Audette Major: Neuroscience Minor: Statistical and Data Science Advisors: Seth Kelly and Hilary Edgington A bidirectional relationship between sleep and the immune system […]

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Are the eyes the window to the soul? An investigation into the role the eyes play in emotion recognition

Name: Katherine Ann Billetdeaux Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience Advisor: Dr. Grit Herzmann; Dr. Evan Wilhelms (second reader) Facial expressions are used to convey important information […]

William Valentine McMichael

Developing Yeast as a Cellular-based Neurotransmitter Fluorescently Engineered Reporter for Acetylcholine

Name: William Valentine McMichael Major: Neurobiology Advisors: Dr. William Morgan, Dr. Seth Kelly The ability to detect neurotransmitter release and concentration at the synapse […]


Neuroscience major finds new passion for medicine and research

Through her APEX Fellowship, Emma Saxton ’22 researched how infections and diseases, such as cancer, affect neural activity and how chemotherapy can change one’s […]


Dental internship prepares neuroscience major for future career field

Malik Moore ’23, a neuroscience major at The College of Wooster, shadowed a periodontist at Progressive Periodontics and worked as an office intern in […]

Emma Saxton

APEX Fellowship | Emma Saxton

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Grit Herzmann I supported research by looking at how infections, such as covid, change […]

Emma Davidson

APEX Fellowship | Emma Davidson

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Grit Herzmann I completed various cancer neuroscience experiments as a research assistant in the […]

William McMichael

APEX Fellowship | Will McMichael

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hilary Edgington As a researcher at Rosalind Franklin University, I analyzed neural activity in […]