Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 SfN Intermountain Chapter Poster Session competition at the Snowbird Symposium!
Each year, the Society for Neuroscience sponsors a poster session in conjunction with the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience's Snowbird Symposium. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs are invited to compete for "Best Poster" in each category.
This year's session featured 36 posters from undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from the Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. After multiple rounds of judging (any many difficult decisions), the winners were:
- Postdoctoral: Jong-Hyun Son, Bonkowsky lab, University of Utah: In vivo Monitoring of Synapses in the Developing Zebrafish Brain by FingRs
- Undergraduate: Kayla Alder, Kirwan lab, Brigham Young University: The Effects of Sleep on the Neural Correlates of Pattern Separation
- Graduate: Meredith Gibbons, Wilcox lab, University of Utah: A novel plasmid, NASTIE, for distinguishing neurons and astrocytes during calcium imaging experiments in rat hippocampus
- Graduate 2nd place: Greg Remigio, West lab, University of Utah: 5-HT6 receptor ligands modulate seizure thresholds and inhibitory synaptic transmission in the dentate gyrus
About the Chapter
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system, with over 100 chapters worldwide. The Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Utah now serves as the administrative center for the chapter.
Chapters exist to support the society's four-fold mission: (1) to advance understanding of the brain; (2) to provide professional development activities for neuroscientists; (3) to educate the public about neuroscience research; and (4) to inform legislators about the implications of new neuroscience research for public policy. The Intermountain Chapter, which encompasses the entire state of Utah, has over 100 members. These members are affiliated with the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, Weber State University, and Salt Lake Community College. We are always eager to welcome new members! To join the SfN Intermountain Chapter, simply contact us per the contact information to the left.
Brock Kirwan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physiology & Developmental Biology; Neuroscience Center
Brigham Young University
Matt Wachowiak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy
The University of Utah
Sumit Bhattacharya, Ph.D., M.S.
Program Manager, Neuroscience Initiative
The University of Utah
Anthony Iuso, University of Utah
Sasha Luks-Morgan, University of Utah
Yuanyuan Xie, The University of Utah