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NSU Students and Faculty Participate in Synapse 2015 Neuroscience Networking Event

synapse Sandor Chayo

Alumnus Isaac Chayo (2012, biology) and psychology major Samantha Sandor

Students and faculty at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and other NSU colleges participated in the Second Annual SYNAPSE 2015, a neuroscience networking event during which contributors shared their research findings with the local community.

Hosted by the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) in Jupiter, Florida, the event showcased more than 60 posters covering topics such as behavioral studies, neural computations, and molecular neuroscience.

“The Synapse meeting is designed to foster local scientific collaboration and idea-sharing,” said Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of psychology research at the college. “The meeting is held annually for local neuroscientists to be able to interact in a relaxed, open environment. This type of interaction not only allows the students to show their work and learn from others, but also opens up the possibility of learning about local internships and graduate school opportunities.”

Students, faculty, and researchers from NSU presented the following posters at the event.

“The Effect of 24-Hour Sleep Deprivation and Time of Day Circadian Factors on Neurophysiological Measures of Emotion Processing”

Co-authored by:
Isaac Chayo (B.S. Biology, 2012)
Samantha Sandor, psychology major
Jaime Tartar
Ana I. Fins, Ph.D., associate professor, NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies

“The Effect of Sleep Restriction and Delay on Psychological Health and Biomarkers of Stress and Inflammation

Co-authored by:
Samuel Thomas, behavioral neuroscience major
Jaime Tartar
Ana I. Fins
Travis Craddock, Ph.D., assistant professor, NSU’s Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine, Center for Psychological Studies

Neural Stem Cell Proliferation, Differentiation, and Survival in Response to AT1 and AT2 Angiotensin II Receptor-Specific Agonism”
Co-authored by:
Sujay Kamisetti, biology major
Puja Patel, biology major, Honors student, and Dual Admission participant
James R. Munoz, Ph.D., assistant professor, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Robert C. Speth, Ph.D., professor, NSU’s College of Pharmacy
Leena Couling, researcher, NSU’s College of Pharmacy
Brigitte Blanco, high school student /researcher

“The Synapse meeting provided an extraordinary opportunity for our behavioral neuroscience students to network and learn from more than 200 local neuroscientists and other students,” Tartar said.