Holy Family University to offer new neuroscience program

Holy Family University has announced a new neuroscience major for the upcoming fall semester. Students in the course will study a mix of psychology, biology and the natural sciences. Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system.  Jen DeCicco, an assistant professor of psychology, and Jaclyn Myers, an assistant professor of biology, will lead the program. They worked together to develop the major because they share an interest in the field. “What makes our neuroscience program unique is how balanced the major is, not only in the coursework, but in the mentorship as well,” Myers wrote in a news release. “My research focuses on the cellular components of a neuron and the synapse, whereas Dr. DeCicco examines physiological effects of emotion. Therefore, students have the option to participate in…


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