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Summer students share their research and win prizes

The annual Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience Summer Student Symposium had 19 students present their research, covering topics as varied as facial detection using artificial retinas and the effects of maternal inflammation and prenatal stress on offspring behaviour.

First place, and a U of L Bookstore gift card worth $100, went to Marko Ilievski for his presentation on the exploration of face detection with the use of artificial retinas.

Rachael Chan captured second place, and a bookstore gift card worth $50, with her presentation on the impact of shipping stress on behavioural testing in rodent models.

Third place, which also came with a bookstore gift card valued at $50, went to Zach Wanner for his presentation titled ‘Establishing a collection process for in vivo metabolomics.’ Metabolomics can be defined as the study of the unique chemical fingerprints that specific cellular processes leave behind.

Hannah Scott earned an honorable mention for her presentation on the mechanisms that promote stress resilience across generations.

“Congratulations to all participants of the Summer Student Symposium for giving great presentations and special congratulations to the winners,” says Dr. Artur Luczak, one of the symposium organizers.

Photos of the winners and a list of all the presentations can be found on the symposium webpage.