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Neuroscience Research Day to Feature Regional Research Leaders
Syracuse University’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program is hosting the third annual Neuroscience Research Day on Friday, April 7, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. Registration for the free event can be accessed here until March 24.
“Neuroscience Research Day is our once-a-year opportunity to shine a spotlight on the broad spectrum of contemporary neural science research conducted by Syracuse faculty and students alike,” says Sandra Hewett, Bishop Professor of Neuroscience and executive director of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Studies Program.
This year’s Research Day will highlight work from the fields of biology, communication sciences and disorders, psychology, public health and the Upstate Concussion Center.
Presentations will include a keynote lecture, faculty research talks, and graduate and undergraduate student oral and poster presentations. Students wishing to present a poster must submit an abstract here by the March 24 deadline. There will be an award for the best poster, as judged by Syracuse faculty members.
Keynote speaker Akiva Cohen, research associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine, researches the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cognitive impairments associated with traumatic brain injury. His lab studies how post-traumatic changes in neuronal excitability affect learning and memory.
Members of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Studies Program, host of Neuroscience Research Day, examine the relationship between brain and behavior from numerous angles. Faculty conduct research on topics ranging from molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain and spinal cord development and function, human cognitive development and artificial nerve regeneration. The group includes researchers from the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the Falk College and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
“Not only does this event highlight the range of neural research done at the University, it provides an environment to forge collaborations, foster new research ideas, and get feedback on current projects,” Hewett says. “All of that cross-fertilization of ideas—plus socialization with fellow researchers.”
The Third Annual Neuroscience Research Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Registration closes on Friday, March 24, and can be accessed on EventBrite here. Student poster abstracts, also due March 24, can be submitted via Google Forms here.
More information can be found on the event’s webpage here or by contacting Shikha Nangia, biomedical and chemical engineering assistant professor, at 315.443.0571, or Aesoon Park, psychology associate professor, at 315.443.2391.