BSI regularly funds student researchers to attend the Society for Neuroscience's Annual Meeting conference, and this year was no different. Two students who worked in the Maier/Watkins lab presented their research at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting. Kristi Bartholomay and Isabella Fallon, who both graduated in May, presented on Previous Inescapable Stress Interferes with the Immunizing, but not the Acute, Effect of Later Escapable Stressors and Evaluating Stressor Controllability Effects in Female Rats respectively.
Students really appreciate the opportunity to discuss their work and get ideas for future projects.
“It felt very rewarding to have so much interest in the work that I have invested a lot of time and energy in,” said Bartholomay.
Conferences often serve as great opportunities to network and learn about graduate programs at other institutions and/or make contacts at biotech companies.
“SFN brings 35,000 brilliant people together to solve problems and simply geek out on science. It feels really good to know so many people care about the same things you do,” said Fallon.
Students who participate in the BSI Scholars program and have their research accepted for a meeting or conference can apply for a BSI Travel grant to help cover their expenses.