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  • Leon Coleman to speak at Triangle SfN 2024 Conference

    BCAS faculty Leon Coleman, MD, PhD, will be a featured speaker at the Triangle Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting to be held on Friday, April 26. Dr. Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. Other speakers include Dr. Monika Williams, Dr. Guohong Cui, and keynote speaker Dr. Yarimar Carrasquillo. There will also be student presentations … Read more

  • Leon Coleman wins grant to co-lead undergraduate summer experience program

    BCAS faculty Leon Coleman, MD, PhD, and colleagues were awarded a five-year, $675,000 grant to lead a summer undergraduate experience program promoting neuropharmacology and neurobiological disease research to be conducted by students from underrepresented groups. Others on the project include Ben Philpot, PhD, Associate Director of the Neuroscience Center, and Jonathan Schisler of the Pharmacology … Read more

  • BCAS Miles for Wellness Teams Recognized

    Three teams of BCAS faculty, staff, postdocs, and students have been recognized for their efforts in North Carolina’s Miles for Wellness fitness challenge, a virtual, team-based walking initiative by and for the state employees of North Carolina. The BCAS Road Warriors 1 team took fifth place out of 252 teams participating, collectively trekking 5398 miles … Read more

  • Ornelas Selected as ACNP Mentee

    Laura Ornelas, PhD, has been selected as a Mentee for the 2024 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Underrepresented Minority Near-Peer Mentorship program. The ACNP URM Near-Peer Mentorship Program is designed to provide mentorship support from ACNP member mentors to underrepresented minorities who plan to enter or are early career scientists in research fields in neuropsychopharmacology. … Read more

  • Melissa Herman, PhD, discusses her research on popular podcast Science Vs

    Associate Professor of Pharmacology Melissa Herman, PhD, was featured in one of the nation’s most popular science podcasts, Science Vs, in an episode that examines common misconceptions regarding vaping and health. Dr. Herman discussed her lab’s research using preclinical rodent models to examine how nicotine intake via vape exposure affects inhibitory synaptic responses in the … Read more



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