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Researcher Needed: The Injury and Recovery Lab

Researchers Needed: The Injury and Recovery Lab is currently recruiting students who are interested in behavioral neuroscience to work in an animal research laboratory studying treatments for traumatic brain injury. Typically, students work extensively with our animal subjects, performing daily testing in operant chambers (computer-controlled boxes which deliver sugar pellets based on animals’ responses). Although students typically start off with behavior, our lab also utilizes several “wet lab” procedures such as ELISA or immunohistochemistry.

 

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Researcher Needed: Weil Lab

Researchers Needed: The Weil lab is seeking 1-2 undergraduate researchers to assist in our work on the lifelong consequences of traumatic brain injuries. There are two lines of research in our lab that students can become involved with.

1) Energetic dysfunction in the brain following traumatic brain injury. This project investigates how brain injuries can impair the brain’s ability to process and utilize energy and how this can make the brain more vulnerable to other kinds of injuries, like repeated brain injuries, later on. 

2) Alcohol abuse after traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries early in life can increase the likelihood of developing alcohol abuse issues later on in life. Our lab is interested in trying to understand how a brain injury can lead to increases in drinking behavior. 

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WVU Global Health Summit - Research Poster Presentations Sought

WVU is hosting a Global Health Summit on October 11, 2019 at the Health Sciences Center. Undergraduates with research in this area are encouraged to submit their research for poster presentation. See the links below for more information.

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Teach Students How To Learn Workshops by Dr. Saundra McGuire

The WVU campus community is invited to attend workshops (Sept. 4 & 5, 2019) presented by Dr. Saundra McGuire (Emeritus Professor, Louisiana State University and author of "Teach Students How to Learn"). Dr. McGuire will be presenting a series of four workshops of special interest to faculty, staff, graduate students, and advisors who teach, advise, and tutor and undergraduate students. All are invited to any four of the offered workshops. Details on each workshop are provided below.

Workshop PowerPoints: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BAn3GpluxGfSKMZcnJjTdN6-p-ncgQVi

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Abstracts Open - 2020 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Announcing 2020 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

The 17th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be held in the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda Friday, February 7, 2020 beginning at 8:30 am. The format for the 2020 Research Day will be a poster session featuring research and creative works conducted by undergraduate students under the guidance of faculty mentors from colleges and universities across the state. The purpose of this event is to familiarize state legislators with some of the research and creative activities involving undergraduate students that occur on campuses across the state and the educational impact of those activities. We encourage undergraduates to apply/submit abstracts (due by midnight Nov. 1, 2019) to present their work. The event will showcase posters in a wide range of subjects, including the sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities.

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