The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) met in San Diego, California this year to provide a venue for investigators from around the world to share emerging science and to foster new collaborations. Over 35,000 neuroscientists registered to attend the conference.
Dr. Lori McGrew, associate professor of biology, attended the conference along with her research students: Taylor Andrew, Steven Avers, Taylor Beazley and Katy Parsley. The meeting kicked off with a session titled “Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society: Bringing Change to Mind on Mental Illness” which was led by actress Glenn Close. Dr. McGrew presented a poster titled “Motivating Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning by Giving Them a Role in Course Design.” This presentation was part of the “History, Teaching, Public Awareness and Societal Impacts” theme. The students presented the results of their senior research projects (“Studies of Dopamine, Testosterone Working Memory and Vision in Danio rerio”) at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience poster session.