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September 24, 2018 : OHIO Lancaster Students, Faculty and Staff Interested in Neuroscience Urged to Attend Free Research Event

by Sarah Shy

neurosciencedayOn Saturday, October 6th, the Ohio University Neuroscience Research Day will be held at Lake Hope Lodge in McArthur, Ohio. The event starts at 8:30am and goes until 5pm. This is completely free event and will be a great opportunity for Ohio University Lancaster students, staff, and faculty to attend.


This will be a busy and exciting day for those in attendance. Speakers will touch on many subjects including brain changes following joint injury and recovery, computational models of electrical signal propagation in neurons of different morphologies, the cellular and molecular biology of Alzheimer’s disease, eating disorders and the enteric nervous systems.


The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sarah M.N. Woolley, Professor of Psychology at Columbia University. Woolley researches the neural basis of vocal learning and communication using a songbird model. The event will include five Ohio University faculty members speaking from three different colleges; A&S, CHSP, and HCOM.


The event will give individuals a chance to share ideas. Speakers can showcase outstanding research done by faculty, inspire students to get involved in campus research, and display the value of neuroscience research at Ohio University to people outside the institution.


The event is free and open to all OHIO faculty, students and staff. Transportation and catered meals are provided. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Dr. Corinne Nielson at by Thursday, September 27th.


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Tentative Program

8 to 8:55 a.m. Arrival and Breakfast

8:55 to 9 a.m. Introductory Remarks

9 to 10 a.m. Tuning auditory cortex for vocal communication; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah M. N. Woolley, Professor of Psychology, Columbia University

10 to 10:30 a.m. Neuroimaging neuroplasticity from musculoskeletal injury; Dr. Dustin Grooms, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, College of Health Sciences & Professions, Ohio University

10:30 to 11 a.m.  Dynamics of tree networks of excitable elements: application to sensory neurons; Dr. Alexander Neiman, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, College of Arts & Sciences, Ohio University

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Coffee Break and Graduate Poster Session

12:30 to1:45 p.m. Lunch

1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Reducing Tau phosphorylation using synthetic peptides: developing peptide-based inhibitors of MARK2 activity; Dr. Robert Colvin, Professor & Chair of Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, Ohio University

2:15 to 2:45 p.m.  The role of Apolipoprotein A-IV in lipid-induced thermogenesis via sympathetic activity; Dr. Chunmin Lo, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University

2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Subcortical pitch representation in neonates and adults; Dr. Fun-Cherng Jeng, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Health Sciences & Professions, Ohio University

3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Afternoon Snacks and Undergraduate Poster Session

4:45-5 p.m. Awards and Closing Remarks