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Student Team Research Posters

All FRI students present their research posters at campus events. Each cohort presents two posters, representing two projects, the first developed in the fall freshman Research Methods Seminar, and the second representing their results from the research they proposed in the spring freshman course and then conducted in the fall sophomore course. These posters are presented at a public session at the annual FRI Research Day in December. At that event, each student team has an opportunity to talk with faculty and other students  about their research results.

Cohort AY2017-18 in Fall 2017, as freshmen (pre-proposal stage)

  • The Imapact of Sex on Anxiety
  • Comparing Humans and Amphetamine-Induced Schizophrenic Rat Models Through Behavior and Dopamine Analysis
  • Comparing and Contrasting Models of Akinesia in 6-OHDA Lesioned Rats
  • Analysis of Chronic Stress on Spatial Memory Performance of Rats
  • Interleukins and Schizophrenia
  • The Ideal Parkinsonian Model in Rats

Cohort AY2016-17 in Fall 2017, as sophomores (research results)

  • Monoamines of the Parkinsonionan Brain in Males and Females Rats
  • L-DOPA's Anxiogenic Effects On Parkinsonian Rats
  • The Effect of L-DOPA on Sex Differences in Neuroinflammation in the Striatum in Parkinsonian Rats
  • Hippocampal Neurochemistry following L-Dopa Treatment in 6-OHDA-Lesioned Rats
  • Sex Differences in Expression of Dopamine Pathway Gene Markers in L-Dopa-Induced Dyskinesia

Cohort AY2016-17 in Fall 2016, as freshmen (pre-proposal stage)

  • Comparing MPTP animal models of Parkinson's disease
  • A review of levodopa, dopamine agonists, and MAO-B inhibitors in the treatment of Parkinson's disease
  • Examining the brain's planning abilities via the Tower of London test: A method of evaluating cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease
  • Analysis of Alzheimer's disease progression in transgenic mice, transgenic rats, and macaques
  • The positive effects of exercise on Parkinson's disease in humans
  • Cardiovascular exercise positively affects postpartum depression and bipolar disorder

Cohort AY2015-16 in Fall 2016, as sophomores (research results)

  • Effect of 6-OHDA Unilateral Lesioning on Handedness in rat models of Parkinson's disease
  • Dopamine and Acetylcholine Lesion Model Reflects Parkinson's Disease Symptoms and L-DOPA-Induced Dyskinesia
  • The Role of D2 receptors on motor and cognitive function in healthy Sprague-dawley rats
  • Effects of Clonidine and Atipamezole on L-DOPA induced dyskinesia
  • Immunohistological analysis of acetylcholine loss on the etiology of Parkinson's disease

Cohort AY2015-16 in Fall 2015, as freshmen (pre-proposal stage)

  • Effects of loss of dopamine on spatial working memory in Parkinson’s disease patients
  • How does nicotine serve as a neuroprotective agent in Parkinson’s disease?
  • Parkinson’s vs. Alzheimer’s: Overlap between prominent neurodegenerative diseases
  • Treatments for Parkinsonian depression
  • Comparison of treatments for L=DOPA-induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Comparison of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants as neuroprotective agents in Parkinson’s disease

Cohort AY2014-15 in Fall 2015, as sophomores (research results)

  • Music therapy for Parkinsonian-like memory deficits
  • Target actions of a2-adrenergic receptor agonist and antagonist in modulating L-DOPA-induced dyskinesis in Parkinsonian model
  • Sex differences in Sprague-Dawley rats
  • Effect of L-DOPA and DA agonism on dyskinesia and motor function in DA and dual (DA+ACH) lesioned rats
  • Effects of dopamine receptor specific drugs on treatment of cognitive deficits in Parkinson’s disease

Cohort AY2014-15 in Fall 2014, as freshmen (pre-proposal stage)

  • Consequence of dopamine and acetylcholine lesions on cognitive ability in rats
  • Exposure to bisphenol A: Effects on mother and fetus
  • Role of hydrotherapy in CNS disorders
  • Dehydration and your brain: How dehydration changes electroencephalographic activity and cognitive performance
  • Water craving as a symptom of mental disorder
  • Effects of fluoride concentrations in types of water


Last Updated: 12/18/17