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.
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 '22, Lam '20, Madeleine '22, Morgan '20, Natalie '20, and Peri '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!
Dr Chris Shelley
Department of Biology
and the Neuroscience Program,
University of the South,
Sewanee, TN 37383.
Office: Spencer Hall 165
Lab: Spencer Hall 170