Neuroscience Program

A Bridge to Knowledge: Bowdoin’s First-Year Seminars

Prof. Tess Chakkalakal's first-year seminar, Fictions of Freedom, in Massachusetts Hall

While many colleges offer similar first-year programs, Bowdoin’s program is somewhat unique because it teaches the skills of critical reading and persuasive writing through the lens of different disciplines.

Building Brains, One Policy at a Time

Dr. Pat Levitt speaks at Bowdoin on "Toxic Stress"

Dr. Pat Levitt of the University of Southern California gave an Oct. 4 lecture “Toxic Stress and its Impact on Early Learning and Health,” explaining that our brains’ stories are shaped not only by our genes, but also by our early childhood experiences.

Carlon Named Director of Bowdoin Marine Lab

David Carlon

David Carlon of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa has been named Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Bowdoin College Marine Laboratory, a newly endowed position at the college.

Bowdoin’s Dickinson Named ‘Educator of the Year’

Patsy Dickinson

Patsy Dickinson, Bowdoin’s Josiah Little Professor of Natural Sciences in the biology and neuroscience departments, has won an “Educator of the Year” award from the Faculty for Undegraduate Neuroscience (FUN).

Video: Josh Magno ’11 Dances His Way to Watson Fellowship

  Josh Magno ’11 is one of only 40 students across the country selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to receive a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to pursue what the Watson Foundation calls “their unique passion or dream” for a year of independent exploration and travel outside the U.S. Magno, a neuroscience major, plans […]

Kwiatkowski Wins Award as Bowdoin Students Travel to Neuroscience Society Conference

Eleven neuroscience students traveled with Patsy Dickinson, Bowdoin’s Josiah Little Professor of Natural Sciences, to San Diego for the 40th annual Society for Neuroscience conference. They were among a crowd of 31,500 neuroscientists in attendance to learn, share and discuss recent scientific findings.

Bowdoin Students Have Science on the Brain in the Nation’s Capital

Five neuroscience students were in Washington, D.C., over the weekend to take part in the USA Science & Engineering Festival, organized by Larry Bock “˜81. “We loved the fun atmosphere and the great excitement expressed by all the participants,” says Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience Hadley Horch.

Cricket ‘Treadmill’ Gives Bowdoin Neuroscientists A Leg Up

That’s some workout! Bowdoin neuroscientist Hadley Horch and her students have developed a cricket “treadmill” to help them study the cricket’s remarkable ability to regenerate damaged auditory neurons. Story includes a video.