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Schedule and Event Details

Schedule of Events 

Activity Timeframe Location
Setup of posters for session 1*
10:00 - 10:30 Student Center Theater and
Connecticut Hall 109
Keynote Address
Dr. Bridget Nugent, U.Penn
10:30 - 11:15 Student Center Theater
Poster Session 1 11:30 - 12:10 Connecticut Hall 109
Setup of posters for session 2
12:10 - 1:10 Connecticut Hall 
Poster Session 2
and Grad Program Info
1:10 - 1:50 Connecticut Hall 109
Poster Session 3
and Grad Program Info
1:55 - 2:35 Connecticut Hall 109
Student Talks 2:50 - 3:35 Student Center Theater
Awards and Conclusion 3:35 - 3:50 Student Center Theater

* If you are presenting in the first session, you can set up your poster before the keynote address. We encourage you to go directly to Conn Hall between 9:45 - 10:00 to set up your poster. If you are presenting in a later session, you can also drop off your poster at Conn Hall if you arrive before 10:15.

Keynote Address

Dr. Bridget Nugent (U. of Pennsylvania), Sex differences in the epigenetic mechanisms controlling neurodevelopment

Dr. Bridget Nugent received her PhD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where her award-winning dissertation was focused on a novel role of DNA methylation in feminization of the brain. Following this, as a Donnelly Fellow at the Yale Institute for Biospheric studies, she investigated the hormonal and neurogenomic mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity in wild Mediterranean reef fish.  Dr. Nugent currently studies prenatal stress and sex-specific epigenetic mechanisms that underlie gender biases in the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders, as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lunch will be provided to all attendees at the dining hall in Connecticut Hall (click here for dining options). We will hand out vouchers at registration, which will grant you entry to the dining hall.

Graduate Program Info
We will have information tables during poster sessions 1 and 2 with representatives from graduate programs in Psychology and related fields.