New club looks to push neuroscience program

“The brain is the most important organ in the entire body and we haven’t even scratched the surface about what we know about it,” Carrie Curtis, president of the University of Maine’s new Neuroscience Club, said. At UMaine, there are various students and faculty interested in neuroscience. However, they’re spread out across a variety of disciplines, such as biology and psychology. Kristy Townsend, assistant professor of neurobiology, formed the club with three goals in mind: to unite people across disciplines interested in neuroscience, to help students develop professionally and to become involved in outreach events. “We’re all interested in how the brain works,” Theresa Wood, vice president of the club, said. “For myself, I want to learn more about how I can pursue a career in neuroscience.” UMaine currently has…


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