Conte Center

Vanderbilt / NIMH Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research



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Vanderbilt University
465 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
615-936-1898
For more information,
please contact Denise Malone.



Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)



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Congratulations to our 2016 Conte SURE Students!

Our fourth class of Conte SURE Students have completed their projects and presented posters at the Vanderbilt University Summer Science Academy’s Fourteenth Annual Research Symposium on August 4, 2016.

The Conte Center is proud of the students and their work, and extends gratitude to the faculty and their lab members for their efforts in mentoring the students.





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Elizabeth Bowen
Fisk University

“Cortical Multisensory Circuits: Implications for Autism Spectrum Disorder”

Liz worked in the Wallace Laboratory, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences.





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Amanda Pirrone
Gwynedd Mercy University

“Regulation of Serotonin 2C Receptor Function by Alternative Splicing”

Amanda worked in the Emeson Lab, Department of Pharmacology.





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Emma Spillman
University of Delaware

“Hyperserotonemia Alters Ultrasonic Communication and Social Interaction in Adult Ala56 Knock In Mice”

Emma worked in the Harrison Lab, Department of Medicine.





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Maia Weisenhaus
Bard College

“The Effects of Photoperiod on Expression of Key Brain Serotonin Signaling Genes“

Maia worked in the McMahon Lab, Department of Biological Sciences.