Scientific News 2011

October 2011

Remco Bredewold presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) which took place on November 12-16, 2011 in Washington, DC. The SfN is the largest professional society dedicated to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system with more than 40,000 members and attracting more than 30,000 attendees from around the world to their annual meetings.

October 2011

Kelly Dumais and Caroline Smith received travel awards to present their posters at the Emory University Workshop on the Biology of Pro-Social Behaviors.





July 2011

Kelly Dumais, Tom Mayer, Remco Bredewold, and Caroline Smith presented posters at the 9th World Congress on Neurohypophysial Hormones (WCNH).

July 2011

Kelly Dumais, Qingxuan Meng, Remco Bredewold, Caroline Smith, Tom Mayer, Jazmin Mogavero, and Evangelina Barnard did a fantastic job in assisting Profs. Geert de Vries, Craig Ferris, and Alexa Veenema, who organized the 9th World Congress on Neurohypophysial Hormones (WCNH) that took place from July 27-30 at Northeastern University, Boston.

June 2011

Tom Mayer is supported by a BC Undergraduate Research Fellowship, which he will use to do full-time research over the summer. Tom is studying the involvement of oxytocin in explaining sex differences in social interest in rats.

April 2011

Alexa Veenema was interviewed by Boston College Magazine on the question Why mistreated children so often demonstrate antisocial or aggressive behavior later in life.

February 2011

Alexa Veenema is the recipient of an intramural research incentive grant. She will use this grant to decipher the roles of oxytocin and vasopressin in regulating social behavior in immature male and female rats.