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3 UI undergraduates named inaugural INI Summer Scholars

The Iowa Neuroscience Institute has named undergraduates Samantha Bral, Nicole Hehr, and Stephen Kruse its 2018 Summer Scholars.

The INI Summer Scholar Program supports Iowa undergraduates planning to pursue research during the summer in the lab of an INI faculty member. As INI Summer Scholars, the students receive a stipend of $5,000 and will have the opportunity to attend a summer undergraduate seminar series and a variety of informal events.

Bral, Samantha

Bral will pursue research on “Amygdala Modulation of Cerebellar Learning” with mentor John Freeman, PhD, professor of psychological and brain sciences.

Hehr, Nicole

Hehr will study traumatic brain injury in the laboratory of Alexander Bassuk, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics.

Kruse, Stephen

Kruse will investigate Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) with Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology.

Psychiatric and neurological disorders are devastating to individuals, their families, and society. Created with the transformative grant of $45 million from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, the INI seeks revolutionary discoveries in fundamental neuroscience to translate an understanding of how the brain works into clinical treatments for disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018