May 11 2010
A year long senior research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty member in the Neuroscience Program at the College of Charleston or the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is required of all minors. After identifying a faculty mentor, the student must submit a written project proposal for approval prior to registration for the Neuroscience Bachelor’s Essay (BIOL 448/PSYC 448). For detailed information about the successful completion of this requirement, please download our Bachelor’s Essay Guidelines.
Research at the College of Charleston
All College of Charleston Neuroscience Faculty have mentored neuroscience students pursuing their neuroscience research experience. Contact individual faculty members who you may be interested in working with to find out more about research projects available in their lab.
Research at MUSC
The program also has a close relationship with the Department of Neuroscience Faculty at MUSC. The MUSC Department of Neuroscience maintains a site which lists some current lab openings. It is always best to contact the lab head if you are interested in working in their lab. The following MUSC faculty members have mentored Neuroscience Minor students while they complete their Bachelor’s Essay in Neuroscience.
Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D.: The role of brain neuromodulatory systems in cognitive performance, drug abuse, sleep and waking and affective disorders.
Howard Becker, Ph.D.: Neuro-psychopharmacology of alcohol and other drugs of abuse
Lawrence Judson Chandler, Ph.D.: Nervous system plasticity.
Lotta Granholm, Ph.D.: Neuroplasticity during development and aging.
Peter Kalivas, Ph.D.: Development of addiction to drugs of abuse, learning and memory.
Antonieta Lavin, Ph.D.: Understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie attention and working memory.
Jackie McGinty, Ph. D.: The effects of drugs of abuse on neurotransmitter release and gene expression in the rat brain.
Arthur Riegel, Ph.D.: The role of dopamine in motor and motivational systems.
Ronald See, Ph.D.: Neural substrates of addition and relapse.
John Woodward, Ph.D.: Neural sites of addiction of alcohol and abused inhalants
College of Charleston Neuroscience Minor Publications
- Bannan BA, Van Etten J, Kohler JA, Tsoi Y, Hansen NM, Sigmon S, Fowler E, Buff H, Williams TS, Ault JG, Glaser RL, Korey CA. The Drosophila protein palmitoylome: characterizing palmitoyl-thioesterases and DHHC palmitoyl-transferases. Fly (Austin). 2008 Jul-Aug;2(4):198-214.
- Klein BM, Andrews JB, Bannan BA, Nazario-Toole AE, Jenkins TC, Christensen KD, Oprisan SA, Meyer-Bernstein EL. Phospholipase C beta 4 in mouse hepatocytes: rhythmic expression and cellular distribution. Comp Hepatol. 2008 Oct 28;7:8
- Feltenstein MW, Byrd EA, Henderson AR, See RE. Attenuation of cocaine-seeking by progesterone treatment in female rats. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2009 Apr;34(3):343-52.
- Ruscio MG, Sweeny TD, Gomez A, Parker K, Carter CS. Social environment alters central distribution of estrogen receptor alpha in juvenile prairie voles. Physiol Behav. 2009 Sep 7;98(3):296-301.
- Pava MJ, Blake EM, Green ST, Mizroch BJ, Mulholland PJ, Woodward JJ. Tolerance to cannabinoid-induced behaviors in mice treated chronically with ethanol. Psychopharmacology 2012;219:137-147