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William and Mary Undergraduates Attend Virginia Neuroscience Conference

  • CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    Cassidy Reich and Jon MacLeod
    R. Looft-Wilson
  • CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    Bailey Jordan
    R. Looft-Wilson
  • CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    R. Looft-Wilson
  • CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    Diana Otoya, Cassandra Leong, and Aaron Ng
    R. Looft-Wilson
  • CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    R. Looft-Wilson
  • CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    R. Looft-Wilson
  • CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    R. Looft-Wilson
  • CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    CVCSN Conference, Mar. 2014
    R. Looft-Wilson

Many W&M Neuroscience majors attended the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience conference at Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday, March 21, 2014. The focus of the conference was, “The Neuroscience of Aging and Aging Reversal.” Students attended talks by several leaders in the field, beginning with Dr. Thomas Rando, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Director of the Glenn Laboratories of the Biology of Aging at Stanford University, who discussed reversing stem cell aging. Dr. Saul Villeda, Sandler Faculty Fellow at the University of California at San Francisco, discussed reversing the effects of aging on synaptic plasticity and cognitive function. After these talks, students from several universities in Virginia, including W&M, VCU, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, University of Richmond, Washington & Lee University, Eastern Virginia Medical School and James Madison University, presented posters about their research. W&M was well-represented, presenting 13 out of the 68 posters. A total of 34 W&M students were co-authors on the posters. Two of the posters from Dr. Timothy Van Meter’s laboratory, one including W&M students Jocelyn Terry, Sarah Goggin and Priya Nethala and the second including W&M students Alexander Weech and Minh Nguyen, were nominated for Undergraduate Student Awards. The symposium concluded with talks from Distinguished Speakers in Virginia.