November 2020: The page for the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Communication Symposium (part of the virtual SICB 2021 Meeting) is live! Check out the speaker list here!
August 2020: The lab is awarded a 4-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Neural Systems Cluster!
August 2020: The Wellesley Neuroscience webpage adds a new page for alumnae updates, check it out here and if you are an alumna, please send in any news to share!
May 2020: Rachel Frazer ('20) is elected into the scientific research honor society, Sigma Xi and is featured on the Wellesley Spotlight!
April 2020: Isabel D'Alessandro ('18) will begin a PhD program in Neuroscience at Caltech in the fall!
April 2020: Rachel Frazer ('20) will begin a PhD program at Columbia University - Department of Neuroscience in the fall!
April 2020: Isabel D'Alessandro ('18) is awarded a NSF GRFP to support graduate studies in Neuroscience!
Proposal Title: "Integration of polarized light into the Drosophila heading compass"
February 2020: Former lab member, Crystal Zhu ('19) has an illustration published in the Smithsonian Magazine as part of a story featuring a research article from the Garrity Lab at Brandeis University where she is currently a research technician!
January 2020: Crystal Zhu is accepted to attend the Collaborative Experimental Design and Analytics Course (CEDA 2020) at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology!
January 2020: Rachel Frazer presented her work in a poster session at The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference in Austin, TX!
November 2019: Rachel Frazer presented her work at The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) where she won a presenter award!
October 2019: Rachel Frazer presented a talk on her research at a regional SICB meeting in Boston, MA.
October 2019: Crystal Zhu presented her work at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Chicago, IL.
August 2019: Emily Park started her Md/Phd at Baylor University.
August 2019: Rachel Frazer has been selected to be a McNair Scholar, congratulations!
May 2019: Crystal Zhu gave a great presentation on her thesis work at the Ruhlman Conference at Wellesley!
November 2018: Isabel D'Alessandro presents at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting in San Diego, CA!
May 2019: Crystal and Sara were featured on the Wellesley Facebook Page! Congratulations to Crystal who turned in her thesis moments before this photo was taken!
June 2018: Emily Park's paper, "Diversity of Visuomotor Reflexes in Two Drosophila Species" has been accepted for publication in Current Biology!
June 2018: Rafa Tasneem will begin as a research assistant in the Mahoney Lab at Albert Einstein College of Medicine!
June 2018: Sara Wasserman is honored to be the first holder of the Kresa Family Assistant Professorship in Neuroscience at Wellesley College.
June 2018: Isabel D'Alessandro is inducted into the scientific research honor society, Sigma Xi and awarded the Klein Prize in Neuroscience at Commencement!
May 2018: Congratulations to Isabel D'Alessandro who will be continuing to work with flies as a research technician in the Wilson Lab at Harvard after graduation!
Jan 2018: Emily gave a wonderful talk at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Conference in San Francisco, CA!
Nov 2017: Congratulations to Grace (Wellesley) and Rachel (UCLA)! They were selected to give a poster presentation on their summer project at The 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C.!
May 2017: Congratulations to Emily Park who will be a research associate in the Greengard Lab at Rockefeller University after graduation!
May 2017: Emily Park is awarded The Klein Prize in Neuroscience! This prize is awarded to those students who demonstrate a commitment to Neuroscience and a life long pursuit of learning. The award is given in memory of Louise Edwards who was a Lab Specialist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College. She earned her PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.