Hiram – Three Hiram College students recently had the chance to share research from their summer internships at an international neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C.
Emily Mortimer ’16, biology and biomedical humanities double major, Cristian Loyola ’16, biochemistry major, and Ashley Myer ’17, biology and biomedical humanities double major, presented their summer internship with Cara Constance, associate professor of biology, at the Society for Neuroscience 2014 international conference. Held Nov. 15-19, 2014, the conference saw more than 31,000 attendees.
The three students presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience symposium. Their poster, “Determining the developmental stage of onset behavioral circadian rhythms in Hyla versicolor (Gray treefrog) and Xenopus laevis,” focused on their work at the James H. Barrow Field Station from May through August 2014, monitoring the activity of Gray treefrog tadpoles.
It was Mortimer’s first time presenting at a large scale conference, and she said she had a great experience.
“We presented with undergraduates from many different schools and had the opportunity to go and explore the posters and presentations from the Ph.D. and M.D. level,” she said. “It was interesting to see where we could potentially be in the future. Being able to attend a conference like this one is one of the many perks of attending Hiram College.”