WAHS students explore neuroscience studies

WALLENPAUPACK – Interested in careers in neuroscience, six Wallenpaupack Area High School students recently took a trip to the University of Scranton, where they saw firsthand demonstrations of undergraduate research. The college undergraduates and professors spoke with the students about biology, neuroscience majors and resulting career paths. Both the students and Dr. Robert Waldeck, demonstrated research projects about the effects of pharmaceutical products on the behavioral responses of model organisms, such as goldfish and crayfish. Dr. Marc Sein discussed his research on ants and addiction, while demonstrating a confocal microscope to display the distribution of neurotransmitters in ant brains. Admission Counselors gave a presentation on attending and applying to the university, while a senior neuroscience student headed toward medical school, gave a campus tour and answered questions about college posedā€¦

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