Grant: $700,000 - National Science Foundation - Jun. 24, 2009
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Award Description: This award was made by NSF to sponsor a combination of original research, education and outreach. The research seeks to examine the neural substrates underlying mammalian vocal communication using a novel model species, Alston's singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina). Education aims include the development of novel educational tools for use in large classrooms, and participation in middle school outreach.
Project Description: This quarter we have begun slicing brains for analysis of neuronal gene expression, examined population level variation in mouse song, reconstructed the evolutionary relationships of this species group, sponsored undergraduate research, and presented our finding at two scientific meetings (Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, and International Soceity for Mammalogy). Towards our education aims, we have initiated the use of text messaging as a personal response system and are piloting the use of peer-reviewed writing software.
Jobs Summary: The research has supported one graduate student at 0.5FTE for 3 months, and provided partial support for two animal care technicians (each working approximately 0.25 FTE on care related to the project). (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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