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Neuroscience

Neuroscience Photo Galleries

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    The third consecutive plate race pitted teams of summer research students from different science departments, Richter scholars and the LFC-RFUMS Summer Scholars programs. Runners balanced a stack of petri dishes in a relay around the Middle Campus Quad in this highlight of the summer semester.
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    Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind & Behavior Symposium. 50 students and alumni presented posters and five faculty and alumni presented interdisciplinary talks on November 12.  Over 200 community member and public attended the symposium.
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    Now in its 14th year, NeuroFrontiers, a unique public conference that took place on April 25, merged workshops and poster sessions prepared by undergraduate students from Lake Forest College. The highlights included role-playing sessions, in which students enacted famous neuroscientists and presented their seminal research, inductions to the prestigious Nu Rho Psi honor society, and a key note lecture by the distinguished Dr. Marina Wolf, the Chair and Professor of Neuroscience at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
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    On a sunny Thursday afternoon, students from Dr. DebBurman’s BIO130 hosted a class of 4th graders from North Chicago. Proving that Neuroscience is all about having fun, the kids spent the afternoon discovering three basic functions of the brain: sensing, integrating, and acting.
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    The Lake Forest College chapter of the national neuroscience honorary Nu Rho Psi presented the 2014 Evolution, Brain, and Disease Symposium on Saturday, April 26.
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    Brain Awareness Week, organized by the biology and psychology departments, the neuroscience program, and the student organizations SYNAPSE and Nu Rho Psi, features interdisciplinary talks and activities. Among them is the Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, & Behavior Symposium, honoring the late Professor of Psychology and champion of neuroscience.
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    Neuroscience Declaration Day on October 7 was about getting to know the program, faculty, and alumni. Seven alumni returned to speak on a panel about how the major prepared them for their careers and/or graduate school: Kayla Ahlstrand ’12, Daniella Brutman ’12, Abbey Pipkorn ’10, Madhavi Senagolage ’12, Natalie Kukulka ’13, Silvia Skripkauskas ’04, and Sydni Cole ’12. Students had the option of declaring a major in neuroscience after learning about the incredible opportunities and diverse range of careers that employ this discipline.
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    BIO130 Deadly Shapes, Hostage Brainsstudents teach twenty-five fourth and fifth graders from two North Chicago elementary schools the main three functions of our amazing brain: how we sense, integrate and act.  This project was an innovative alternative to a traditional final exam in this course.
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      Lake Forest College became the 26th member of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience  in spring 2012. Nine neuroscience majors and two faculty will be inducted as Charter members of the society on April 28.
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    Daniella Brutman ‘12 and Madhavi Senagolage ‘12 attended the 2011 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC November 15, 2011 with Professors Shubhik DebBurman and Bob Glassman. For more information about their presentations, click here
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    Students have several opportunities to engage studying in detail the anatomy of the human nervous system, study animal behavior, and and electrophysiological characteristics of human and animal brains.
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    First-year students learn from an Education professor how to teach simple concepts in neuroscience to K-16 students.
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    Click here to learn more about the workshop.
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    Students of BIOL130 Deadly Shapes, Hostage Brains and BIO346 Molecular Neuroscience collaborated to present research-based exhibits on Medical Mysteries of Brain, Mind, and Behavior at the 2011 Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium. Several Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience majors also presented neuroscience-based research at the symposium during its poster session.
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    Click here to learn more about this conference.
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    SYNAPSE sponsored a panel and poster presentation on Feb 13 on doing summer undergraduate research at Rosalind Franklin medical school. Four LFC-RFUMS summer fellows discussed their experiences with first-year and sophomore science majors.
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    First-year students of BIO130 Deadly Shapes, Hostage Brains engage in biomedical ethics debates in Deerpath Hall Lounge by role-playing doctors, residents and patients and they roles they play in recruiting patients for an Alzheimer’s Disease biomarker detection clinical trial.
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    Dr. Shubhik DebBurman’s first-year studies students taught elementary students about the human brain in place of their final exam. They created interactive lesson plans that helped the kids learn more about how the brain functions. 
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    Check out what our neuroscience students are doing this year!
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