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Topographic mapping of the basal forebrain cholinergic neurons.
Summer 2020 Grant Report – Anh Duong

During June and July of 2020, I conducted research at Dr. Fadok’s lab under the supervision of post-doctoral fellow Maria Dorofeikova. The objectives of this research were to perform a topographic mapping of the basal forebrain cholinergic neurons and their projections to the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) by using retrogradely traveling fluorescent beads injected in the mPFC; to perform immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining in cholinergic neurons of the basal forebrain; and to perform anterograde tracing with viral vector Cre-dependently expressing in cholinergic neurons.

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Alex Duffy at Home Office
Summer 2020 Grant Report – Alex Duffy

When I applied for NTC grant funding this past spring, the world had yet to be rocked by the COVID-19 health crisis. I had planned on completing an internship in Washington D.C., at a non-governmental organization I long aspired to work for. My plans for the semester and the summer were transformed within a matter of a week. Still, amid the chaos of moving back from my semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain, I was able to find new opportunities for the summer.

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2019 Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference Participants
Science and Engineering Students: Representing Tulane at the 2019 Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference

Coming from diverse STEM fields, this group was selected by members of the School of Science and Engineering to represent Tulane University at the 2019 Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC) in Annapolis, Maryland. As conference participants, they had the unique opportunity to hear from distinguished scientists and politicians, as well as collaborate on pressing issues centered around the theme: “Oceans: Exploration, Conservation, and Extreme Events.”

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Undiscovered Walt Whitman photo.
Newcomb-Tulane College graduate finds undiscovered Walt Whitman photograph

You’ve heard the quote “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. Two years ago, Rose Robinson, Newcomb-Tulane College/English ’17, applied for a grant from the College to explore the archives of Princeton University hoping to gain insight into a little known 19th century writer named Clara Erskine Clement Waters.

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