Graduate Student Courtney Gann Earns Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant
Graduate student Courtney Gann earned a Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant for her work, “Taste Neophobia in the APP+PS1 Double Transgenic Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease”. The grant is supporting a current research study that uses transgenic rat models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to examine how taste memory is affected in AD. Taste neophobia--an animal’s reluctance to drink or eat a novel substance--will be used as a behavioral assessment of AD in her rats to study anxiety and more importantly, memory. Courtney is in the Cogntion & Neuroscience training area and her mentor is Dr. Todd Schachtman.
Current undergraduates in our department can join Psychology Club and Psi Chi. Psi Chi is the International Honors Society in Psychology, and Psychology Club is open to all Psychology majors and minors.