Brain Awareness Day 2015

The Conte Center at the University of Chicago held 4th annual Brain Awareness Day on October 24, 2015. The event gathered over 100 high school students, teachers, and other guests. Nicholas Grahame, Ph.D. (Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis), Eva Redei, Ph.D. (Northwestern University), and Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D. (University of Utah and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute) delivered lectures on topics related to brain research.

Brain Awareness Day was supported in part by the NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats. Oksana Polesskaya, Ph.D. (Scientific Coordinator) presented an overview of the Center’s research. Graduate students form University of Chicago prepared demonstrations ranging from fixed human brains to electrophysiology setups to behavior testing box build from LEGO. More details can be found on the event’s website.

Dr. Palmer is the Director of the NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats and a member of the Conte Center.

Video of the presentations:

Nicolas Grahame, Ph.D. Behavior, Genetics and the Risk for Alcoholism.

Eva Redei, Ph.D. Depression Is a Disease; Insight into the Future

Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D. Chemical Mind: The Battle of Thermopylae and the Discovery of Anesthetics