VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe) will host its first 2017 Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction (SPURA) weekly seminar May 25. This week’s topic is titled “The Neurobiology of Addiction,” presented by Gina Forster, Ph.D., professor in the basic biomedical sciences program.
Hosted every Thursday at 12-12:30 p.m. from May 25 to July 27 in Lee Medicine room 105, the SPURA lunches welcome summer researchers to collaborate and network with their peers on campus. Lunches are provided by the South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN). Staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
SPURA is a multi-disciplinary summer research program that gives USD undergraduate students opportunities to conduct mentored, hypothesis-driven research in fields related to substance use and abuse and mental health issues. The program incorporates a wide range of experimental methods with human or animal subjects, including cognitive, behavioral, systems, neuropharmacological, electrophysiological and molecular approaches.