This past summer (2016) during the four weeks of the FUTURE program I worked with Dr. Carlita Favero and my mentor Samantha White ’17. I studied the effect of parental ethanol exposure in the width and amount of corridor cells in mouse embryos. Ethanol has a detrimental effect on the development of the brain during gestational period. In order to see this affect, I examined the part of the brain that has corridor cells. These cells allow a specific axon to travel to the right place in the brain which helps one communicate better with their surroundings. I viewed these cells under the confocal microscope to see if there was an effect of ethanol on the brain. I plan to continue my research in the fall by gathering more data.
Center for the Science and the Common Good (CSCG)
MAPS (Minority Association for Pre-Health Students)
Due to FUTURE I was given the opportunity, this Fall (2016) to attend the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Conference in San Diego. Here, I will be viewing other studies from other neuroscientists as well as presenting the work I did during FUTURE.