Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!!!
Neuroscience at American University
A major initiative at American University is to develop research and training opportunities in Neuroscience. In 2014, a new undergraduate major in Neuroscience was successfully launched. Together with our long established PhD program in Neuroscience (BCaN), these programs will train future scientists prepared to address the major questions in neuroscience, now and in the future. In addition to these two programs, American University established the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, a unique interdisciplinary research and training environment that promotes excellence in the study of brain function and its manifestation in behavior. Neuroscience is thriving at American University!
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!!!
Congratulations to our December 2018 Neuroscience Graduates!!!
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience will be hosting a special lecture by Dr. Greg Gage tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17th at 4 pm in Bender Library 150.
Dr. Gage will be speaking about his non-profit company, Backyard Brains. For more information, please visit www.backyardbrains.com or view one of his recent TED talks at https://www.ted.com/speakers/greg_gage.
All are welcome to attend!!!
Want to understand more about how the brain works? Now you can bring the world of Neuroscience to your classroom and home.
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience is pleased to be hosting Dr. Josh Gordon, Director, NIMH, Wednesday, Oct 3, at 4 pm in Kerwin 301. He will be presenting, "Opportunities and Challenges in Psychiatric Neuroscience". All are welcome to attend!
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience will be hosting a Special Lecture by Dr. Marina Picciotto, Professor, Yale School of Medicine and Editor, Journal of Neuroscience, tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 4 pm in Bender Library 150. Dr. Picciotto will be presenting, "Nicotine and aggression: from mice to humans". All are welcome to attend!
Thanks to all of our students and faculty for making the Annual Center for Behavioral Neuroscience Retreat a huge success!!!!
Congratulations to Dr. Colin Saldanha who has been appointed as a new Program Director at NSF! https://www.american.edu/cas/news/New-Program-Director-at-National-Science-Foundation.cfm
Professor of Biology Colin Saldanha has been appointed a program director for the NSF. He will be on a team that oversees neuroscience grants.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018!!!!! #AU2018
Congratulations to seniors Stephanie Martin, Brianne Drury, Samantha White, and Hannah Goldbach (not pictured), who were all recently recognized for their Outstanding Achievement by a Neuroscience Major!
Check out the latest from the Saldanha Lab in Scientific Reports!
Thanks to everyone who made today's 5th Annual Center for Behavioral Neuroscience Retreat a huge success!!!
Undergraduate neuroscience majors Rachel Weger and Stephanie Martin did a great job today representing the program at Preview Day with Dr. Laurie Stepanek! Thank you!
Congratulations to Behavior, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCaN) PhD student Linda Amarante!
BCaN PhD student and youth mentor Linda Amarante received the Jockey Everyday Hero Award from Nationals Manager Dusty Baker! Congratulations, Linda!
Thanks to everyone that participated in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience's Symposium, Sex Differences: From Neuroscience to the Clinic and Beyond. It was a huge success with 100+ attendees! Special thanks to conference organizer and Chair of Biology, Colin Saldanha, and all of the speakers who traveled to AU to be part of Symposium!
BCaN student Linda Amarante is presenting a poster of her work from the Laubach lab at the COSYNE 2017 meeting in Salt Lake City tonight!
Special Lecture today at 4:10pm in MGC2. Dr. Brad Walters, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center, will be presenting, "How do we regenerate cells in the auditory system?". Please join us!
The 4th Annual Center for Neuroscience Retreat was a huge success!!!
Thanks to undergraduate neuroscience majors Brianne Drury and Hannah Goldbach for enthusiastically representing AU Neuroscience at today's Eagle Summit!! (And thanks to Samantha White for the photo!)
A nice piece highlighting work by Professor Terry Davidson and post-doctoral fellow Sara Hargrave!
Body fat and an unhealthy diet may impair brain function and lead to cognitive problems in children.
An American University health study by Professor Kathleen Holton reveals that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth.
Congratulations to undergraduate Neuroscience major Caitlin Barrett on winning "Best Undergraduate Presentation in the Life Sciences" for her work with Dr. Catherine Stoodley at the recent Mathias Conference!!!
Dr. Terry Davidson, Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, had the distinct honor of introducing Nobel Laureate Dr. Edvard Moser at the Eastern Psychological Society's annual meeting in New York. Dr. Davidson is currently serving as President of the Eastern Psychological Society.
Congratulations to Professor Mark Laubach on being named Scholar/Teacher of the Year at AU!
Three College of Arts and Sciences faculty honored by university.
A great piece in Neuroscience News highlighting work from the Saldanha lab!
Understanding how songbirds respond so quickly to trauma and are able to control neuroinflammation may lead to human therapies to hasten stroke recovery, a new study suggests.
There will be a Special Lecture in Neuroscience tomorrow, Thursday, February 11th, at 12pm in the Letts Formal Lounge. The speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Blaustien of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his talk is entitled, "Stress, Puberty, and Mental Health: Remodeling of the Brain's Response to Hormones". All are welcome to attend!
An organizational meeting for the Spring 2016 Neuroscience Journal Club will be taking place today, 1/20 @12 pm in the Asbury Conference Room.
The final talk in the Special Lectures in Neuroscience Series will be taking place today (12/3), at 4pm in MGC 245.
The speaker will be Dr. Betsy Murray, Chief, Section on Neurobiology and Learning Memory, NIMH, and she will be presenting, "From knowledge to action: the role of the primate orbitofrontal cortex". Join us!
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience will be hosting Dr. Michael Frank, Associate Professor, Brown University, today, November 13th at 4pm in MGC 247. Dr. Frank will be presenting "What do you do when you don't know what to do: Probing for informative states during value-based decision making." Join us!
A great picture of members of the Saldanha Lab presenting at SfN 2015!
Join us today at 4pm in MGC 245 for the Special Lectures in Neuroscience sponsored by the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. Today's speaker is Dr. Howard Eichenbaum, Professor, Director of the Center for Memory and Brain, and Director of the Cognitive and Neurobiology Laboratory at Boston University.
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience will be hosting Dr. Bruno Averbeck, Chief, Unit on Learning and Decision Making, NIMH, today, Thursday, October 8th at 4pm in MGC 245. Dr. Averbeck will be presenting, "Contributions of the Amygdala and Dopamine to Reinforcement Learning".
Don't forget to vote for Art Sharpiro's Illusion at www.illusionoftheyear.com!
The Best illusion of the Year Contest is a celebration of the ingenuity and creativity of the world’s premier illusion research community. Contestants from all around the world submitted novel illusions (unpublished, or published no earlier than 2014), and an international panel of judges rated them…
Check out Prof. Art Shapiro's entry in the Best Illusion of Year Contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEOhYP2upwo
You can vote for this illusion at www.illusionoftheyear.com beginning 7pm EST, June 11th through 7pm EST, June 12th.
May the force be with you, Art!!
Arthur Shapiro’s entry into the 2015 Best Illusion of the Year Contest. The entry has been selected into this year’s top ten.
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience 2015 Retreat was a huge success! Thank you to all our wonderful faculty, post-docs and graduate students that participated!
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