Undergraduate Neuroscience Program in the News

A. Students

Katherine O'Flynn O'Brien, M.D., is the lead author on a study of the awareness of women of the appropriate frequency of Pap tests in low-risk patients: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2015/05/test/

Kaiwen Zhu worked in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Carlson on the role of the hormone oxytocin in schizophrenia:  https://www.sas.upenn.edu/series/frontiers/video-navigating-mind

Monkey Business: Senior Rachel Gittelman spent a summer in the field exploring the parental habits of Argentinean owl monkeys http://www.alumniconnections.com/links/link.cgi?l=1890470&h=10000253&e=UPN-20110127173328

Benjamin Laitman researched the microarchitecture of sleep with fear conditioning: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/home/SASFrontiers/laitman.html

Rebecca Sternschein researched the neural pathways involved in the perception of art: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/home/SASFrontiers/sternschein.html

Lauren Rosenberg worked in the laboratory of Dr. Thompson-Schill on the neural correlates of visual and verbal cognitive styles: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/home/SASFrontiers/thompson-schill.html


B. Faculty

Penn's David Dinges Receives Pioneer Award for Research Contributions to Space Biomedical Community from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2016/02/dinges/

Penn Team Finds Key Molecules Involved in Forming Long-term Memories about the research of BBB Director Dr. Ted Abel http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-team-finds-key-molecules-involved-forming-long-term-memories

The Social Lives of Baboons; How Baboons Think (Yes, Think) about BBB professors Dr. Robert Seyfarth and Dr. Dorothy Cheney, featured in the New York Times

The Mind's Eye: Decoding early vision's circuitry with Merriam Term Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian

Why Sleepyheads Forget: a ScienceNOW article about sleep deprivation by BBB Director Dr. Ted Abel http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2009/1021/1