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Garrett Presents Research at VCAR Science Day

Kara Garrett performs experiments in the lab. The Biology lab at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. July 19, 2017.

Dr. Lori McGrew, professor of biology, and senior neuroscience major Kara Garrett, one of McGrew’s research students, attended Vanderbilt University’s Center for Addiction Research (VCAR) first annual Science Day on October 17. The symposium included presentations by Dr. Stephen Loyd, Tennessee’s medical director of the division of substance abuse, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and the neuroscientist who first cloned opioid receptors Dr. Brigitte Kieffer.

The talks were followed by a poster session where Garrett presented research she conducted as part of Dr. McGrew’s 2017 Summer Scholars group. Her presentation, “The effects of various pathogens on cortisol levels of Danio rerio measured from holding water compared to full body collection” was well received and the pair was invited to return next year.

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