Neuroscience, Psychology departments researching adolescent nicotine exposure

Posted July 5, 2016 Print GREENVILLE, Pa.—Assistant Professor of Psychology Laura Pickens, Ph.D. ’06 and Associate Professor of Neuroscience Greg Butcher, Ph.D., in a collaborative research endeavor, are investigating “The Cognitive, Behavioral, and Neural Consequences of Adolescent Nicotine Exposure in Adult Long-Evans Rats” as a part of the Greenville Neuromodulation Center Faculty/Student Research Institute. Pickens and Butcher are working with undergraduate student researchers Korinna Sherman ’17 and Evan Youker ’18. Sherman, of Poland, Ohio, is a biochemistry major and 2014 graduate of Poland Seminary High School. Youker, of West Lafayette, Ohio, is a neuroscience major and 2015 graduate of Ridgewood High School. They will learn techniques in animal care and handling, drug and behavioral testing, histology, microscopy, and data analysis. “This opportunity gives our student researchers marketable skills that…

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