The NeuroID students went to the SFN’s Neuroscience 2023 in Washington D.C. to share their research at the convention.
Author: Camila I. Cobo Ortíz
Last week, the 17 student members of the NeuroID program traveled to Washington, D.C. to present their individual research posters at the Neuroscience 2023, event hosted by the Society for Neuroscience (SFN). The students were accompanied by the NeuroID principal investigators, Dr. José García Arrarás and Dr. Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar. All members presented their posters during the Diversity Poster Session, and four of them – in addition to their initial presentation – displayed their posters during the main event.
The Society for Neuroscience is a professional society whose members conduct research about the brain and nervous system. The SFN hosts an annual conference in which scientists from around the world gather to share their research. The Neuroscience annual convention serves as a forum for scientists and students to present their research work and network with other scientists. This year, Neuroscience 2023 took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The students of the NeuroID program had the opportunity to attend the Neuroscience 2023 event during its first week. All 17 members of the program presented their research posters on November 11 at the Diversity Fellows Poster Session, a session that allows “trainees to present their research while networking with fellow neuroscientists”, according the official SFN web page. The SFN offers a series of programs that encourage underrepresented and diverse neuroscientists to explore and immerse themselves in the world of Neuroscience research.
The UPR NeuroID project is sponsored by the ENDURE resource (Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences) for diverse undergraduate scientists offered by the SFN. By being part of the ENDURE initiative, the NeuroID students were offered a space at the Diversity Fellows Poster Session to present their research posters on the first day of the Neuroscience convention.
Students titles for Diversity Poster Session
|Alejandro Ithamar||The role of Sirtuin-1 in epigenetic modulation of the Blood Brain Barrier in aging||Theme C: Neurodegenerative Disorders and Injury|
|Amanda Rodríguez||Effects of endocannabinoid system activation through exercise on sociability in adolescent rats||Theme F: Integrative physiology and behavior|
|Andrea Corretjer||Psilocybin’s Potential as Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder||Theme G: Motivation and Emotion|
|Angélica Cruz||Design and Synthesis of Novel Nav Channels Inhibitor for Epilepsy||Theme B: Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia|
|Cristal Torres||Increased BDNF expression in the hippocampus of male and female rats in the extinction of morphine place preference||Theme F: Integrative physiology and behavior|
|Daniela Umaña||A study of feeding behavior in Astyanax mexicanus: Insights into the eating habits of surface and cave-dwelling fish||Theme F: Integrative physiology and behavior|
|Fabiana Rosado||Extinction-like behavior and BDNF expression of female rats in the absence of extinction training||Theme F: Integrative physiology and behavior|
|Giancarlo Tirado||Intermittent Cocaine and Sucrose Self-Administration Modulates the H-Current in the Dopaminergic Neurons of the Ventral Tegmental Area.||Theme B: Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia|
|Glen Wickersham||Semi-quantitative analysis neurotrophic factors and their receptors in regenerating mesentery of the sea cucumberH. glaberrima||Theme A: Development|
|Hector G. Haddock||Effects of Glyphosate on exploration of a novel context||Theme F: Integrative physiology and behavior|
|Luz Rivera||The Role of Neural Receptors in Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Brain Metastasis||Theme C: Neurodegenerative Disorders and Injury|
|Omaris De Pablo||Characterization of neuronal patterns in a transgenic driver line in Drosophila melanogaster||Theme D: Sensory Systems|
|Ricardo Vera||Optimizing a qRT-PCR protocol for H. glaberrima radial nerve cords||Theme I: Techniques|
|Stephanie Ortíz||Flow Cytometry Characterization and Aorting of Brain-Derived EVs||Theme C: Neurodegenerative Disorders and Injury|
|Taliana Salcedo||Evaluating the effects of herbicide exposure on cellular activity in the amygdala||Theme B: Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia|
Additionally, four students of the NeuroID program presented their posters during the Neuroscience 2023 Meeting: Taliana Salcedo, Glen Wickersham, Cristal Torres, and Amanda Rodríguez shared their research during the main exhibition of the SFN conference.
Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2023 Posters presentations
|Amanda Rodríguez||Nov 12, 2023||Motivation: Social Communication and Behavior||The effects of endocannabinoid system activation through exercise on sociability in adolescent rats|
|Nov 13, 2023||Mechanisms of Neurotoxicity II||Effects of the herbicide glyphosate on cellular activity in the insula|
|Cristal Torres||Nov 13, 2023||Addiction: Learning, Memory and Development Session||Increased BDNF expression in the hippocampus of male and female rats in the extinction of morphine place|
|Glen Wickersham||Nov 14, 2023||Comparative Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms||Semi-quantitative analysis neurotrophic factors and their receptors in regenerating mesentery of the sea cucumberH. glaberrima|
Next year meeting! Neuroscience 2024: Save the Dates: Saturday, October 5–Wednesday, October 9 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.