School of Medicine hosts SYNAPSE undergraduate research conference
More than 150 undergraduate neuroscience researchers and their mentors attended the 2012 SYNAPSE (Symposium for Young Neuroscientists And Professors of the SouthEast) conference hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The one-day conference took place Saturday, March 31.
The eighth annual SYNAPSE conference provided young neuroscientists the opportunity to present research findings, learn cutting-edge research techniques from respected scientists and collaborate with other neuroscientists in the southeast region (http://synapse.cofc.edu/). A record 53 scientific abstracts were submitted that spanned research interests from insect nervous systems to human visual processing. In addition to poster sessions, undergraduate researchers learned about graduate and medical school admissions, opportunities for research in Europe and toured lab facilities and the Brain Imaging Center at the USC School of Medicine.
The conference attracted participants from 13 institutions in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Sponsoring institutions for SYNAPSE include Davidson College, James Madison University, College of Charleston, Wake Forest University, University of North Carolina Asheville and the University of South Carolina.
April 11, 2012
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