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The Halladay Lab is part of the fastest growing major at its University, the Neuroscience Program at Santa Clara Univeristy, and is housed within the Department of Psychology.
(Halladay Lab at BABS 2019. Left to right: Elissa Yang, Max Bjorni, Natalie Rovero, Malia Belnap, Randi Emmons, Hannah Henderson, Lindsay Halladay, Tasneem Sadok. Not pictured: Alex Quan)
The Halladay lab attended and presented four posters at the Bay Area Brain Symposium, co-organized and hosted by Lindsay Halladay, the Vice President of the Bay Area Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN). RAs Max Bjorni, Natalie Rovero, and Alex Quan brought home their second 'Best Poster' award in just two weeks, for their work on adulthood behavioral and neural consequences of early life adversities on reward seeking.
Halladay Lab RAs presented their research at the Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research, where Max Bjorni, Natalie Rovero, and Alex Quan won the award for best poster. Their work examines how developmental
adversities such as
early life stress and
exposure impact adult-
hood reward seeking.
DeNardo Science Scholars Malia Belnap and Max Bjorni were selected to present their research at the Sigma Xi poster session at SCU.
Max Bjorni was honored with
the prestigious DeNardo
Science Scholar award, a two
year grant to conduct research on neural circuits underlying stress-induced drinking behavior. Hannah Henderson and Noel Del Toro were each awarded a De Novo Science Scholar summer research grant. Natalie Rovero and Alex Quan received summer research grants from SCU's innovative REAL program. Huge accomplishments all around!
Lindsay Halladay presented the lab's undergraduate-led research at the BNA Festival for Neuroscience meeting. Research examines neural correlates of pro-social behaviors.
Lindsay Halladay traveled to Aspen, CO to present two invited talks at the Winter Conference on Brain Research. Findings of the NCSB lab identified a neural substrate for alcohol-induced anxiety alleviation. Additional research identfiied a corticostriatal pathway mediating ethanol seeking in the face of adverse consequences.
We're helping reactivate the
Bay Area Chapter for the
Society for Neuroscience!
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Lindsay Halladay joins the Editorial Board for the Journal of Neuroscience Research as an Associate Editor.
Research Assistant Malia Belnap featured on Santa Clara's website in "Neuroscience Student Researches Anxiety-Alcoholism Connection"
Halladay lab students Gigi Etem and Hannah Henderson present data at SCU's end of the year Neuroscience event
Lindsay Halladay interview
Malia Belnap featured on SCU Psychology site for her recent achievement as 2018 DeNardo Scholar
Research assistant Malia Belnap
selected for DeNardo Science
Scholar Award, a prestigious two-
year grant to lead a project at
Santa Clara University
Exciting data collected by Gigi Etem, Max Bjorni,
Sohrab Sami, and Hannah Henderson presented at GRC:
Alcohol and the Nervous System
highlighted in article
Research conducted in the Neural Circuits, Systems, & Behavior Lab, headed by Dr. Lindsay Halladay, is focused on understanding the physiological processes by which neural activity produces behavior, and more specifically, how dysfunctional circuitry leads to aberrant behavior. NCSB's objective is to better understand how reward and aversion circuits converge and interact. Using a combination of in vivo electrophysiology, behavior, and genetic tools, the Halladay Lab's ultimate goal is to clarify how stress alters neural signaling and influences circuitry in a way that promotes addictive-like behaviors.