- BGSFN Fall Picnic (Sept. 30, 2011)
- Spring Neuroscience Day (March 29, 2012)
The Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (BGSFN) has been active at the University of Kentucky for nearly 40 years. Consistent with the goals of the National Society for Neuroscience, the overall mission of the BGSFN is to promote the advancement of neuroscience research within the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and to serve as an organization to disseminate the most recent advances in neuroscience at local and regional levels. Faculty, student and postdoctoral members meet annually to present their research in a formal setting. Members also provide neuroscience outreach activities and education to local schools and community members during Brain Awareness Week and at the Fayette County Science Fair.
- Jim Pauly, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology & Spinal Cord and Brian Injury Research Center
- Activities Coordinator
- Elizabeth Head, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology & Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
- Stephen Onifer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
SCOBIRC and Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
- Outreach Coordinator
- Karin Westlund High, Ph.D., Professor,
Department of Physiology
- Staff Representative
- Travis McCuddy
Senior Laboratory Technician (Bardo Lab; Department of Psychology)
- Post-Doctoral Representatives
- Dayna Hayes, Ph.D.
(Nixon Lab, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
- Carrie Wilmouth, Ph.D.
(Bardo Lab; Department of Psychology)
- Pre-Doctoral Representatives
- Erin Miller
(Gerhardt Lab; Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology)
- Kathleen Schoch
(Saatman Lab; Spinal Cord and Brian Injury Research Center)
- Undergraduate Representative
- Alyssa Fountain (Bradley Lab)
- Non-UK Faculty Representative
- Mark Bardgett, Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University
A Letter from the BGSFN President
Welcome to the website for the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (BGSFN)! We are glad that you are visiting our site and hope that it contains some useful information for you. The BGSFN represents an umbrella organization for more than three hundred SFN members from several universities and colleges in the Bluegrass region. As such, we have interests that range from the laboratory bench to the clinic, from basic research models to human translational studies. We are an active, vibrant chapter with members at the faculty, post-doctoral fellow, staff, graduate student, and undergraduate student levels. Our activities include an annual fall picnic, a spring symposium, and extensive events during Brain Awareness Week including a public town hall meeting. Our investigators are making major advances in biomedical research and our training programs are preparing scientists for successful careers in academia, industry, and government. Please use this website to familiarize yourself with details on upcoming events and feel free to contact us if we can provide more information. Thanks!
Jim Pauly, PhD