Popular new major neuroscience and behavior is creating exciting collaborations across campus, Oct. 6, 2011
By 9 a.m. on a Friday morning, Kim Bixby, a senior from Portsmouth, R.I., has already dissected a horseshoe crab with the help of Win Watson, professor of zoology. They started at 7:30. Now she’s learning how to prepare the horseshoe crab’s brain for staining with antibodies. It’s a painstaking process that will take several days. But Bixby takes it all in stride; after all she’s already worked for two and a half years in psychology professor Jill McGaughy’s lab. Initially a psychology major, when the new neuroscience and behavior major was approved last year, she switched over. “Psychology interested me for the ‘why’ questions, and the biological sciences challenged me to discover the ‘how’ questions. With the new major, I get to explore both,” Bixby notes. ›› Read full story in THE COLLEGE LETTER.