Attending an international neuroscience meeting were these Southwestern Oklahoma State University students and faculty from Weatherford (from left): Jake Gregston, Duncan; Dr. Andrea Holgado; Lyly Van, Tulsa; Ashley Powers, Loco; and Elizabeth Jansing, Waco (TX).

Attending an international neuroscience meeting were these Southwestern Oklahoma State University students and faculty from Weatherford (from left): Jake Gregston, Duncan; Dr. Andrea Holgado; Lyly Van, Tulsa; Ashley Powers, Loco; and Elizabeth Jansing, Waco (TX).

SWOSU Biology Students Present at Neuroscience International Meeting

Four Southwestern Oklahoma State University biology students and mentor Dr. Andrea Holgado recently presented at the 45th annual International Neuroscience meeting in Chicago.

The SWOSU contingent included Jake Gregston, Duncan; Lyly Van, Tulsa; Ashley Powers, Loco; Elizabeth Jansing, Waco (TX); and Holgado, chair of the SWOSU Department of Biological Sciences.

The biology students had the unique chance to participate at an international meeting that congregated approximately 29,000 neuroscientists from around the world.  At meeting, the SWOSU scientists had the opportunity to debut their research on molecules controlling the survival and growth of neurons under normal and disease conditions.

The students also attended presentations by presidential lecturers including the 2014 novel prize award winner Dr. May-Britt Moser from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. 

Funding for the participation to this conference was provided by the Guy Hagin Endowed Chair Fund, academic enhancement fees and the Office of Sponsored Programs.