Scranton Graduate Student Receives Award to Present Neuroscience Research at Conference

Nov 16, 2016

University of Scranton graduate student Tyler Milewski of Jefferson Township received the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Travel Award to present her research at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in November.

The FUN Travel Award is a highly-competitive award granted to the country’s top undergraduate neuroscientists to provide financial compensation for students presenting their original research at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. The judging criteria focuses on each student’s contribution to the project, the importance and originality of the project, and the candidate’s potential in science. The award offers aid for expenses associated with presenting an undergraduate neuroscience research project at the organization’s main meeting.

Milewksi will travel to this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, which takes place from Saturday, Nov. 12 to Wednesday, Nov. 16, where she will present her research titled “Prenatal paracetamol exposure decreases anxiety-related behaviors and disrupts memory in mice.”

Milewski earned her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from The University of Scranton in 2016 and is currently a biochemistry graduate student at Scranton.

A Dean’s List student at Scranton, Milewski presented an undergraduate research project, “Rosemary aroma has no effect on word recall or recognition,” to the Eastern Psychological Association at their annual meeting in New York City this past March. For this project, Milewski worked with Kerry Buckhaults of East Meadow, New York, Shreya Patel of Scranton, Melisa Gallo of Scranton, and Patrick Orr, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology.

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