The purpose of the Carolina Neuroscience Club is to bring together students who share a common interest in the brain and nervous system. As a club, we will discuss courses, research projects, and other programs related to the exciting field of neuroscience. Members will investigate different approaches and technologies useful to learning about the brain. Throughout the year, we will invite professors and graduate students to speak about topics related to neuroscience, and to explain some of the various opportunities available for pursuing neuroscience after college. The club will also collaborate with other neuroscience related organizations to implement service and awareness projects, such as teaching elementary school students about the brain. Furthermore, the Carolina Neuroscience Club shall continue to be at the front of the push for the establishment of a new academic minor in neuroscience here at UNC. The club will be open to members from every department and will serve any student who is interested in learning about the brain and nervous system.
3/4/14: Undergraduate Research Talks!
Join us at 8pm in Union Room 2420 as three of our executive officers talk about their research! This will be a great opportunity for those of you interested in working in a lab because we will be discussing how these executive officers got into their labs! Here are the topics of the talks:
1. Michael Parrish will be presenting on his research. His presentation is titled “Neural Systems Implicated in Cognitive Impulsivity and Alcohol Use Disorder Risk”
2. Harish Pudukodu will be speaking about his lab’s research on genetic involvement in Schizophrenia
3. Jeff DiBerto will be presenting on the effects of kappa-opiod receptor and mu-opiod receptors on ICSS in a humanized mouse model of the A118g mu-opioid recepetor (OPRM1) polymorphism and C57BL/6J mice. Jeff will make sure you’re able to understand this foreign language by the end of his talk :).
CNC meets on a weekly basis on Tuesdays from 8 PM – 9 PM.