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Neuroscience Research Day Invites Scholars to Campus on April 6

Experimental Psychologist Ken Pugh Is Slated to Give the Keynote Lecture

March 18, 2018, by Amy Manley


Syracuse University will present its 4th Annual Neuroscience Research Day on Friday, April 6, at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. (801 University Ave., Syracuse).

The event is cosponsored by the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Science Studies Program , which includes faculty and trainees from the departments of biology (A&S), biomedical and chemical engineering (College of Engineering & Computer Science), communication sciences and disorders (A&S), exercise science (Falk), psychology (A&S), and public health, food studies and nutrition (Falk), and the School of Education.

Registration for the free event will end March 23. Faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate) and research staff are also invited to submit abstracts for the poster session no later than March 23. An award for the best poster, as judged by Syracuse faculty members, will be presented at the conclusion of the day.

The symposium will open with remarks from Sandra Hewett, the Beverly Petterson Bishop professor of neuroscience, professor of biology and executive director of neuroscience studies. Additional speakers throughout the day include assistant professor of psychology Natalie Russo; assistant professor of communication sciences & disorders Victoria Tumanova; associate professor of neuroscience and physiology at the Institute for Human Performance, Upstate Medical University, Frank Middleton; and professor of biology and director of Neuroscience ILM Kate Lewis.

President and Director of Research and Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories Ken Pugh is this year’s keynote speaker. A prominent researcher in experimental psychology, Pugh also holds appointments as associate professor in the department of linguistics at Yale University, associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine and director of the Yale Reading Center.

Pugh’s research intersects the relationships of neural and cognitive foundations of reading and other behavioral activities. His most recent research, “Glutamate and Choline levels predict individual differences in reading ability in emergent readers,” was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

For more information and to view schedules, visit the Neuroscience Research Day event page.

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