Tuesday, January 22, 2019
NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Twenty-five Westminster College psychology and neuroscience majors presented their senior capstone projects on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Hoyt Science Center.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Assistant professor and chair of the neuroscience program Dr. Deanne Buffalari recently published a book chapter in an edited volume entitled The Neuroscience of Cocaine: Mechanisms and Treatment. Her chapter, "Nicotine and cocaine interactions: focus on dopamine pharmacology, neuroadaptations, and behavior relevant to addiction," focuses on how nicotine and cocaine might interact at the cellular and behavioral level to promote drug use, escalation to addiction and the risk of relapse.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Eighteen psychology and neuroscience majors, including one research scholar, will present their senior capstone projects from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 in Hoyt Science Resources Center rooms 150, 152 and 166.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Dr. Deanne Buffalari, assistant professor of neuroscience, recently gave a talk at Millersville University regarding her recent research. Buffalari was invited by the psychology department at Millersville to discuss the research she has been conducting in the neuroscience laboratory at Westminster College with undergraduate students. In particular, this talk highlighted the work of three students—senior Katelynn Morrell and alumni Anthony Sloan '15 and Sarah Waszyn '16. Morrell, Sloan and Waszyn were interested in using animal models to study behavioral and cognitive disorders. This work included studies of what factors might contribute to the progression and symptoms Parkinson's disease and possible treatments for Parkinson's, as well as how individuals with ADHD might react to certain combinations of drugs. A portion of this work was published by Sloan and Buffalari last year. This work is ongoing and provides an exciting and clinically relevant field of research for undergraduate students.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Division of Cognitive and Quantitative Sciences hosted their annual spring recognition and awards banquet on Tuesday, March 29, at 5:00 PM in the Witherspoon Lakeview and Maple Rooms. Dr. Terri Lenox, division chair, provided opening remarks. Following the dinner, program faculty recognized graduating seniors and program recognition awards, book awards, and scholarships were awarded to the student winners.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Eight Westminster students attended and presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis in Tennessee the weekend of April 6-8th. The students all received funding from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to attend the conference.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Dr. Deanne Buffalari, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, and Anthony Sloan ‘15 were recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. Their research paper, "Effects of concomitant methylphenidate and ethanol administration on working and reference memory in rats," details how drugs can interact to affect memory.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Nineteen psychology and neuroscience majors, including three honors students, will present their senior capstone projects from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Hoyt Science Resource Center rooms 150, 152 and 166.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Ashlyn Brown, a Westminster College senior neuroscience major, won a national travel award for her research and outreach efforts in teaching preschool children about the brain.
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