Undergraduate Neuroscience

Meet a Postdoctoral Fellow

Hillary Blakeley

Dr. Blakeley completed her B.A. in psychology at Wheaton College (IL) in 2005, and her Ph.D. in 2011 at Baylor University. While at Baylor, she also worked with Baylor's Academy for Teaching and Learning, which led her to her current position as an HHMI Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow at Boston University.

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About the Program

With support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston University's Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience has embarked on a four - year program aimed at improving the way we do science education. Neuroscience is an ideal field in which to create a curriculum driven at its very foundations by experimental inquiry. Students enter the field through a variety of disciplinary interests and affiliations - psychology, biology, engineering, mathematics, physics, and even philosophy - but attracted by a common set of questions about the neural bases of behavior and the connection between mind and brain.

Our multi-faceted approach will encourage and prepare undergraduate students for experimental scientific inquiry from the beginning of their college coursework; broaden undergraduate participation in life sciences and biomedical research; extend the culture of university laboratory research to pre-service teachers in collaboration with the School of Education; provide access to life science research experiences for local Boston Public High School students.

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