Camila Demaestri received the Undergraduate Student Travel Award in the Fall of 2016 where she traveled to San Diego, California to attend the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Read below about what she has to say about her valuable travel experience.
“I received the Psychology Student Travel Award from the Department of Psychology in order to present my research at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience session within the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting. In the research I presented, I examined the effect of maternal separation on the development and connectivity between the basolateral amygdala and the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in rats. This research is conceptually continuous with the work that I developed for my Honors research and, thus, is a critical piece in my work on the connections within the brain and how they develop through adolescence. Attending this conference gave me the opportunity to experience a national conference in my field and helped me further develop my professionalism.”