Biology Seminar: Jean Hardwick's Sabbatical Report


Contributed by Nancy Pierce

“Lions, zebras, and neurons, oh my!”

Thursday, September 20  
4:00 p.m.

CNS 112

Department Seminar Series

Refreshments served at 3:45, 1st floor CNS foyer. Bring your mug. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


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.