Biology + Neuroscience
Freshman Biology and Neuroscience major Ilinca Ungureanu is gaining hands-on research experience in the Newman Memory Lab, one of more than 60 laboratories located in the College’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. There, she studies memory by behaviorally training rats to complete tasks inside a maze. As the rats run through the maze, she records their neural signals to see if their brains show traveling waves in the layers of the entorhinal cortex, a network for memory and navigation. “It’s cool not only to see the classroom version of neuroscience, but to also see it in real life as we go into the field and make discoveries,” she says.