The Neuroscience Graduate Student Association annual invited speaker for 2013 was Dr. Alison Barth, an associate professor in the department of biological sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Barth is an established scientist whose work focuses on neural activity and network connectivity in the sensory neocortex in mammals. Her most recent accomplishment includes receiving the 2013 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience – she was only one of four individuals in the country to receive this prestigious award. During Dr. Barth’s visit to Buffalo, she met with faculty members and graduate students from the Neuroscience Program. The graduate students joined Dr. Barth for lunch and dinner, giving the students an opportunity to interact with her and each other in a personal setting. Dr. Barth gave a well-attended seminar presentation describing her current and upcoming research to a diverse audience from the school of medicine and biomedical sciences. This event marks the 3rd speaker invited and hosted by the Neuroscience graduate student body.
The announcement for the event and an abstract of Dr. Barth’s research can be found here.