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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 […]

Malik Moore

APEX Fellowship | Malik Moore

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matt Mariola As an intern at Progressive Periodontics, I worked alongside a veteran periodontist […]

APEX Fellowship provides research, lab experience for neurobiology major

During his time at Rosalind Franklin University, William McMichael ’22 served as a researcher analyzing the neural activity of rodents. He also educated the […]

Students pose for Community water project at The College of Wooster

AMRE | Community Water

Chamari Abercrombie ’24 | Neuroscience & Spanish Layali Banna ’22 | Geology Mazvita Chikomo ’22 | Environmental Geoscience Grace Hodges ’23 | Biology & […]

Nathan Sundheimer ’17

Neurobiology alumnus awarded for work in healthcare innovation

In June, Crain’s Cleveland Business, a business news source for Northeast Ohio, named Nathan Sundheimer ’17 to their “20 in their Twenties” list, an […]

Rachel Brandon '18

Neuroscience alumna pursues medical social work career

Wooster’s health coach program provided introduction to palliative care

Maresa Taté '21

Analyzing the Other Race Effect through I.S. research

Maresa Taté spent her senior year studying the Other Race Effect, which is the tendency for people to more accurately recognize faces within their race, rather than outside of their race. Taté focused her research on how external features and hair alterations affect this perception. Taté was able to develop a plan with her faculty mentor that met her needs specifically.

Grace Bouker '21

Neuroscience alumna receives fellowship to attend dream graduate school

Grace Bouker ’21, a neuroscience major at The College of Wooster, was awarded an Occupational Therapy Fellowship from the University of Puget Sound in […]

Marcel Elkouri '21 uses a microscope in the lab, a component of his Independent Study research

Neuroscience senior awarded fellowship to pursue graduate studies

Marcel Elkouri ’21 values opportunities for mentorship at Wooster

Ashley Boersma

Working Memory Differences in Bilinguals’ First and Second Languages

Name: Ashley Boersma Major: Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience Minor: Spanish Advisors: Dr. Ashley Abraham and Dr. Evan Wilhelms I became interested in bilingualism after attending […]

Jessica Kamen

A Review of the Treatments of Anxiety Disorders Within the Adolescent Population

Name: Jessica Kamen Major: Neuroscience Advisor: Dr. Sharon Lynn Mental disorders can affect anyone from children to adolescents. The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental […]

Marcel El Kouri

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Using Fruit Flies to Understand Intellectual Disability

Name: Marcel El Kouri Major: Neurobiology Advisors: Dr. Seth Kelly, Dr. Laura Sirot, Dr. Erzsébet Regan (second reader) Intellectual disability (ID) impacts millions of […]