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News and Notes from Around the Lab


2019

  • October 19-23, 2019 - Dr. Spencer travels to Chicago to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference and present in a mini-symposium on Sex Differences in Drug Craving and Addiction-Like Behaviors in Rodent Models.

  • September 24, 2019 - Noor Ibrahim joins the lab as an undergraduate volunteer.

  • September 21, 2019 - Dr. Spencer travels with a contingent from the University (Dr. Linda Mcloon, Dr. Rocio Gomez-Pastor, and Dr. Gordon Smith) to present her work and promote the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the 2019 MidBrains Conference at Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois.

  • September 12, 2019 - Amy and Lexi present posters at the inaugural Minnesota Symposium on Addiction Neuroscience (MnSAN).

  • September 9-November 1, 2019 - Mark Schonfeld joins the lab as rotating graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology.

  • September 6, 2019 - Amy presented a poster at the 2019 Department of Pharmacolgy annual retreat.

  • August 25-September 4, 2019 - Dr. Spencer travels to Braga, Portugal to attend the European Behavioral Pharmacology Society (EBPS) meeting.

  • August 16, 2019 - Zia officially completes her Master’s Degree in Pharmacology. Congratulations and good luck on your future endeavors!

  • August 1, 2019 - Zia successfully presented and passed her Master’s Final Exam. Congratulations Master Zia!

  • July 30, 2019 - Allegra is awarded the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) scholarship for a project she will begin this fall.

  • July 18, 2019 - The Spencer Lab is approved to use Schedule I Controlled Substances!

  • July 16-18, 2019 - Dr. Spencer treks to Bloomington, Indiana to attend the Rising Stars Symposium in Health Sciences at Indiana University.

  • June 23-29, 2019 - Dr. Spencer crosses the Pacific to Cairns, Australia to attend the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) conference.

  • May 27-August 16, 2019 - Claire Pince joins the lab as a summer undergraduate researcher through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

  • March 27, 2019 - Allegra Sciaccotta joins the lab as an undergraduate volunteer.

  • March 14, 2019 - Happy Pi (or PI) day from the Spencer Lab!

  • January 30-February 4, 2019 - Dr. Spencer avoids the polar vortex to travel to Colorado for the Winter Conference on Brain Research.

2018

  • December 9-13, 2018 - Dr. Spencer travels to Hollywood, Florida for the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting.

  • December 3, 2018 - First five rat pups born in the Spencer Lab!

  • November 5, 2018-January 18, 2019 - Ashley Anderson joins the lab as a rotating graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology.

  • November 2-7, 2018 - Dr. Spencer and Lexi travel to San Diego for the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference.

  • September 25, 2018 - Zia Matti joins the lab as a masters graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology.

  • September 21, 2018 - Dr. Sade Spencer gives a new faculty lecture at the 2018 Department of Pharmacology annual retreat.

  • September 20-December 11 2018 - Patrick Haley joins the lab as an undergraduate volunteer.

  • September 4-October 26, 2018 - Sarah Mulloy joins the lab as a rotating graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience.

  • August 15, 2018 - First 8 rats arrive in the lab!

  • July 9, 2018 - Amy Chan joins the lab as a technician.

  • June 4, 2018 - Alexis Willard joins the lab as a technician.

  • April 2018 - New article " A Model of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Self-administration and Reinstatement That Alters Synaptic Plasticity in Nucleus Accumbens" accepted in Biological Psychiatry.

  • March 31, 2018 - The Spencer Lab officially opens!