The lab is interested in the molecular basis of behavior and uses a mixture of patch clamp electrophysiology and behavioral pharmacology to investigate our favorite organism - the purple sea urchin.
Congratulations to lab member Steven Li '22 who has been accepted into the Nursing Program at Tennessee Tech!
Congratulations to lab member Seif Aldalil '23 who was accepted as a Research Assistant in the Brain Plasticity, Epilepsy, and Electroencephalography course as part of his semester studying abroad in Denmark.
The Shelley Lab's Madeleine Rumingan '22 was recently highlighted in "First-Gen Voices" celebrating the achievements of students and faculty who identify as first-generations college students. Read the article here.
Emma Howell '23 and her research in the Shelley lab as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowhip (SURF) program was featured in this month's newsletter of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship at Sewanee. Student spotlight article
Prof. Shelley presented a virtual poster at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, "Can’t right, won’t right – the differing roles of neurotransmitters in sea urchin righting behavior" coauthored by Morgan McDonald '20, Natalie Paige Griffin '20, Emma Howell '23, Steven Li'22, Sophia Harnew-Spradley '22, Patrick Rodriguez '23, Abigail Lancaster '22, Feza Umutoni '22, Jordan Besh '22.
Congratulations to lab member Jordan Besh who was awarded the ITA Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship award! Read more here.
Congratulations to lab member Seif Aldalil '23 who was awarded this year's Seabold Merit Scholarship!
Welcome to new lab member Emma Howell '23 who is working in the summer as part of the Sewanee Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) program.
Congratulations to lab member Rowan Jordan, who not only completed a successful BIOL444 but also graduated from Sewanee with a degree in Biology! We wish you all the best for your next steps!
The lab will be presenting two posters this Friday at Scholarship Sewanee on sea urchin behavioral pharmacology and electrophysiology. Primary authors Rowan Jordan and Madeleine Rumingan will be available from 3 pm to 5 pm to discuss their work. And thanks also to all of the coauthors (Jordan Besh, Patrick Rodriguez, Abigail Lancaster, Seif Aldalil, and Steven Li) that helped make these projects happen!
Check out the conference website here, https://www.acadiate.com//ee/ssewanee/Lobby
Congratulations to lab member Feza Umutoni who was accepted on the summer internship program at the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine!
Congratulations to lab member Sophia Harnew-Spradley who was accepted on the summer research program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine!
Congratulations to lab member Seif Aldalil '23 who was accepted on the the University of Florida's Summer Neuroscience Internship Program!
Welcome to the new lab members, Feza Umutoni '22, Sophia Harnew-Spradley '22, Eileen Gomez '23, Mac Gortney '23, and Madison Reid '24!
Recent graduate Natalie Griffin '20 gave a talk on at the Faculty for Neuroscience Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Virtual Symposium (FUN NURVS) held online. Natalie did a great job explaining our latest research on the neurotransmitter systems utilized in sea urchins and the development of a motility assay. Also thanks to Morgan McDonald '20 and Seif Aldalil '23 who contributed data and analysis.
Welcome new lab members Abby Lancaster '22, and Rowan Jordan '21!
Congratulations to lab members Natalie Griffin, Morgan McDonald, and Marq Schieber who graduated this month! You will be sadly missed in the lab but all the best for your future endeavors!
Despite the Covid19 pandemic, Scholarship Sewanee, the annual campus academic conference presenting student research was held, albeit online. Great posters describing work in the research lab by Morgan McDonald '20, Natalie Griffin '20, Marq Schieber '20, and Jordan Besh '22. And also by Victoria Collins '20 and Caroline Martin '20 describing their project from NEUR351 last Fall.
See the posters here, Scholarship Sewanee 2020
Welcome new lab members Patrick Rodriguez '23, Seif Aldalil '23, Steven Li '22!
Latest paper published!
Marq Schieber '20 and his research in the Shelley lab were featured in this month's newsletter of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship at Sewanee. Student spotlight article
The lab is growing in size! Welcome Jordan Besh '22, Lam Ngo '20, Madeleine Rumingan '22, Morgan McDonald '20, Natalie Griffin '20, and Peri Prestwood' 22!
Marq Schieber '20 successfully completed a summer research project under the umbrella of SURF (Sewanee Undergraduate Research Fellows) in the lab. Marq recorded some exciting and novel patch clamp data from sea urchin muscle cells.
Our two very first Neuroscience majors graduated this May with flying colors - congratulations Delaney Evans and Noah McIndoo. We know you will continue onwards and upwards and achieve great things!