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Earlier this year, behavioral neuroscience major Alejandro Rovira returned home to his native Puerto Rico for a transformative co-op experience. He performed extensive hands-on research to understand environmental health factors that affect pregnant women and their infants after birth. The co-op reinforced his desire to pursue a career in the medical field.
Last week, the College of Science hosted its second Speed Science Talks, this year with the theme of neuroscience. Eleven presentations were delivered from a variety of faculty members in many departments in the College of Science with the goal of sharing their research interests and forming connections and collaborations among the many fields of neuroscience across campus.
Behavioral Neuroscience, Physics
The human brain is a mysterious supercomputer. Billions of neurons buzz within an intricate network that controls our every thought, feeling, and movement. And we’ve only just begun to understand how it all works.
Emilie Miller is spending her co-op working with children with disabilities at a special needs school in Cusco, Peru. Her help is much needed as the school is understaffed, and many parents abandon their children born with a disability. Learn about her experience here.
BNS student Kei Inge has spent her co-op taking care of animals and spreading awareness of wildlife conservation at the Franklin Park Zoo
Behavioral Neuroscience, Marine and Environmental Sciences
Congratulations to our two College of Science seniors, who have recently been nominated for the prestigious Rhodes and Knight-Hennessy Scholarships! Lola Akingbade (Behavioral Neuroscience) and Amina Ly (Environmental Science) have had busy and fulfilling careers at Northeastern, and their passions here in science and in policy have helped them get where they are today.
BNS student Amber Roberson has spent her co-op in Costa Rica hanging with the sloths and other baby animals to help many endangered species successfully live in the wild. Learn more about her experience here.
Li McCarthy, a recent graduate from the Behavioral Neuroscience program talks about Color Vision Research from Vision Science Society 2016 in this Northeastern University Honors Program “Outside the Classroom” article.
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Through a new project funded by the NIH, Assistant Professor Rebecca Shansky and University of Calgary colleague Dr. Matthew Hill will be studying the neural mechanisms that underlie sex differences in the way the brain responds to stress.