Pain, Connective Tissue Disorders and Neuroscience
- What happens to a nerve after an injury, and how do histamines affect nerve growth? These were some of Julia Rauch’s questions for her Division III project.
- Many students go on to publish their original Div III research. Here’s a list of first-authored publications in the Natural Sciences- all completed by undergrads.
- At Hampshire, you’re not just a student; you’re a peer academic. Here’s a list of recent conference presentations by Hampshire students.
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I was getting on a train in the middle of Austria, watching Captain America, and it just like came to me. What could I do that incorporate pain, connective tissue disorders, and, of course, neuroscience? The overall question for my DIV III was how information affects how a nerve regenerates after it's injured. I was really curious to see how histamine itself could affect nerve outgrowth after injury.
Other undergraduate institutions, people in their fourth year, are being introduced to the lab techniques that I've been using since my second year here, doing my own research with my own ideas, and potentially, really contributing real, important scientific substance. I'm working on submitting my lit review and one of my research articles to scientific journals.