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Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 09/11/2012
“Lions, zebras, and neurons, oh my!”
Thursday, September 20
Refreshments served at 3:45, 1st floor CNS foyer. Bring your mug. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
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My sabbatical during the spring of 2012 spanned two continents and multiple levels of biological organization - from cells to the African savannah. This talk will describe my "adventures" in both science and travel. I spent several months working in the lab of Dr. Ron Harris-Warrick at Cornell University studying ion channels in mouse spinal cord neurons. I also spent two weeks in Kenya, exploring Africa and learning about the challenges, and rewards, of student-organized efforts to improve the lives of children in this area.