BNS students meet with MacArthur “Genius” Beth Stevens

Before Northeastern alumna, Beth Stevens, a neuroscientist and 2016 MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, joined President Aoun for “Brain Power“, she met with small group of Behavioral Neuroscience students. Beth Stevens answered questions about her groundbreaking research on the role of microglia for pruning of synaptic contacts during brain development, reminisced about her former Northeastern coops, and […]
September 17, 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

On Wednesday, May 4, the Program in Behavioral Neuroscience held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016! We were fortunate to have Dr. Arthur Kramer, Senior Vice Provost for Research and a distinguished neuroscientist whose recent research focuses on under­standing and enhance­ment of cog­ni­tive and neural plas­ticity across the lifespan. In addition to distributing […]
May 17, 2016

BNS alum, Julia Ebert (2015) named Hertz Finalist

Julia Ebert, BNS ’15, was recently selected as a finalist to be a member of the 2016 class of Hertz Fellows. At Northeastern, she won a Goldwater Scholarship for her research achievements in the Northeastern Action Lab. Since graduating, she has been studying Bioengineering at Imperial College in London on a Marshall Scholarship. Click here […]
May 11, 2016

Terence Lee, BNS senior, wins Undergraduate Research Grant

BNS senior, Terence Lee, won a 2016 Nu Rho Psi Undergraduate Research Grant which supports high quality research projects conducted by undergraduate student members of Nu Rho Psi.  Under the mentorship of Dr. Cristina Aguayo-Mazzucato at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Terence is investigating the relationship between insulin resistance and brain aging and its potential implications […]
May 10, 2016

Four of our students are honored with Huntington 100 Distinction

Congratulations to Behavioral Neursocience students Lola (Ololade) Akingbade, Ralph Peterson (pictured with President Aoun) and Madeleine Smith who have been honored with the Huntington 100 award this Spring. Also honored is Nu Rho Psi member Kristian Teichert (Biochemistry major). The Huntington 100 program has a competitive selection process that considers: academic record and demonstrated leadership impact and […]
May 02, 2016

Brain Awareness Week 2016

Every March, Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. NEURONs club and Nu Rho Psi have united with other worldwide organizations in this celebration of the brain throughout the week of March 21-25.  Please see the full schedule here.
March 07, 2016

Ronan Talty, BNS junior, wins best poster award at regional conference

BNS junior, Ronan Talty, won the Nu Rho Psi Poster award for scientific merit at the 29th Annual NEURON conference at Quinnipaic University on Sunday, February 28th, 2016.  As a member of Dr. Shansky’s lab of Neuroanatomy and Behavior, Ronan investigated “Estrogen-dopamine interactions during extinction learning in female rats”. A dozen BNS students and faculty […]
March 07, 2016

Professor Shansky featured in News@Northeastern

Prof. Shansky’s research, which contradicts conventional wisdom about how we react to fear, provides insights into new treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, through a preclinical study that demonstrates differences between how males and females respond to traumatic events.
February 02, 2016