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Unlocking The Power of Neurotrophins: While analyzing the effects of DNT1 on the overproduction of TAU within Drosophila Melanogaster

Name: Malik Moore Major: Neuroscience-Biology Advisor: Seth Kelly Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, have become increasingly prevalent in aging societies, causing significant global […]

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Can We Reverse Aging? Using Cognitive Training in Rodents to Enhance Overall Cognitive Performance

Name: Sarah Snider Major: Cognitive Neuroscience Minor: Economics Advisor: Amy Jo Stavnezer Cognitive plasticity is the ability for cognitive outcomes to be flexible and fluid. […]

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Do You Get Déjà Vu? Examining the Effects of Context and Time on Contextual Generalization in a Mouse Model of PTSD

Name: Natalie Ibrahim Belle Major: Neuroscience (Biology) Advisors: Alfredo Zuniga, Nicholas Brandley Intrusive symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder occur due to the generalization of contextual fear […]

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Instating Natural Reward-Induced Conditioned Place Preference in C57BL/6J Mice​

Name: Sydney Fitzcharles Major: Neuroscience (Cognitive/Behavioral Track) Advisors: Alfredo Zúńiga, Grit Herzmann Reward is a vastly complex process, integrating diverse brain regions and neurotransmitters […]

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An Overworked Powerhouse: A Boolean Model of Mitochondrial Dysfunction Associated Senescence in the Context of Aging Microglia

Name: Katie Fleig Major: Neuroscience Advisors: Erzsebet Regan, Hilary Edgington; William Morgan (second reader) Neuroinflammation is a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s […]

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Probiotic Bacterial Produced Serotonin (5-HT) in the Microbiome of Caenorhabditis Elegans Alters Behavior

Name: Jillian Murray Major: Neuroscience (Biology) Minor: Psychology Research about the neural connections between the gut and brain, called the gut-brain-axis, have emerged as […]

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Prognostic Factors for Meningioma Growth: A Meta-Analysis

Name: David Lee Dotson Major: Neuroscience (Biology) Minor: Music Advisor: Nicholas Brandley; Seth Kelly (second reader) Many studies have reported connections between certain factors and meningioma […]

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It’s the Little Things in (a Grasshopper’s) Life: How the Carolina Grasshopper Visually Signals to Conspecifics While Minimizing Predation Risk

Name: Claire Lynn Campbell Major: Neuroscience (Biology) Advisors: Nicholas Brandley, Jennifer Ison The Carolina grasshopper, Dissosteira carolina, has coarse vision due to its compound […]

“What’s in a name?”: How Just the Word “Autism” affects Autism Stigma

Name: Allison Ringold Majors: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience and German Studies Advisors: Grit Herzmann, Mareike Herrmann Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Autism has a variety of definitions and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]