BSCI Graduate Student selected to participate in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

The scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings has selected Jennifer Remus from Kent State University's Biological Sciences Department's graduate program to participate in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, to be held from 29 June to 4 July 2014, in Lindau, Germany. Only the 600 most qualified young researchers can be given the opportunity to enrich and share the unique atmosphere of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. She will attend lectures and interact with 34 nobel laureates in Medicine and Physiology. Dr.

2nd Annual Neuroscience Symposium

Kent State University has considerable strength in a broad range of  neurosciences from molecular biology to behavior and addresses through its research a wide variety of neurological diseases and illnesses.  The purpose of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for scholarly interactions with internationally renowned obesity neuroscientists as well as to provide a venue for the general public to learn more about the neural basis of obesity.

April. 3, 7 p.m.

Keynote Address,

Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.

DOWN SYNDROME RESEARCH AT KENT STATE AWARDED ONE OF FOUR GRANTS

A Kent State University neurobiologist is one of four researchers in the U.S. awarded grants by the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation for projects to improve cognition in individuals with Down syndrome.

Kristy Welshhans, assistant professor of biological sciences at Kent State, will examine how an extra copy of a particular gene associated with Down syndrome affects connectivity in the brain, causing intellectual disability. The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation awarded Welshhans a grant of 28,000 euros.

Kent State Awarded Two Grants from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kent State University has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. One grant, for research on physical activity levels and obesity, totaled $384,192, and the second grant, for stress-induced noradrenergic modulation of neuroinflammation research, totaled $441,600. The grants were part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Academic Research Enhancement Awards.

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