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November Pub Talk

Science Pub: “Air Bubbles and Huckleberries: Water Across Scales from Cells to Ecosystems”
Nov 15th, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

There are 2 ways to be at this event:

  1. In Person – Paradise Creek Brewery will be seating indoors at 100% capacity and the pub talk will be broadcast/projected on a the large projection screen in the pub/restaurant area.
  2. On Zoom – Register for the Zoom Talk HERE. Place a food/drink order for pick up at Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise St, Pullman. Local delivery is also available. Mention Science Pub and you’ll be sent a link by text or email to join the event. Tip: Place your order early so it’s ready by Science Pub time.

See the Facebook event here

This month’s speakers:

Join Mark Swanson and Andrei Smertenko on November 15th for their pub talk, “Air Bubbles and Huckleberries: Water Across Scales From Cells to Ecosystems”.

“Water is a key resource for plants, especially in arid ecosystems. Water-related processes that affect plants and their survival operate at scales from individual cells up to the scale of landscapes.  In this talk, Dr. Andrei Smertenko and Dr. Mark Swanson discuss how plants, water, and the physical environment interact, with outcomes relevant far beyond the plants themselves. Dr. Smertenko will give the audience insight into plant-water relations at the scale of cells and tissues, using stunning microscopic photography techniques, while Dr. Swanson will discuss research on how even dead trees can keep much needed water for plants (trees and shrubs) attempting to recolonize disturbed sites. In a time of climate change, an understanding of the fascinating relationship between plants and water is key to interpreting what is happening in ecosystems, and devising strategies for mitigating impacts of drought on humans.”

Dr. Mark Swanson is Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology and Silviculture and is the Forest Ecology and Management Program Leader in the School of the Environment and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Mark’s research interests include: compositional, structural, and function attributes of early succession on forest sites in the Pacific Northwest, the ecology of native large mammals,
forest disturbance processes, including fire and volcanic eruption and he regularly participates in agricultural and horticultural research with partners within WSU

Dr. Andrei Smertenko is Associate Professor in the Institute of Biological Chemistry, He received his Ph.D at the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine. The Smertenko lab studies the role of cellular architecture in the regulation of life and death processes in plants. They combine diverse techniques including advanced live-cell imaging, genetics, biochemistry, modelling and cell biology to address fundamental questions of plant biology. Current research projects in the lab focus on: Structural proteins of microtubules and actin filaments, regulation of cytoskeletal organization and dynamics, mechanisms of cell division, terminal differentiation and programmed cell death, alteration of cytoplasm architecture in response to stress.

 

EFA Social at JSMOA

You are invited to attend the EFA Social at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU Pullman on Oct 19th, 5 – 6:30 PM.

Come enjoy a drink, light hors d’oeuvres, learn about our fall/spring activities, meet like-minded peers, see amazing art, and network with people who can support your initiative and advance your efforts.

To RSVP please click here.

October Pub Talk

Science Pub: “Communication Breakdown: Why Talking to People When Designing and Operating Buildings is Important”
Oct 11th, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

There are 2 ways to be at this event:

  1. In Person – Paradise Creek Brewery will be seating indoors at 100% capacity and the pub talk will be broadcast/projected on a the large projection screen in the pub/restaurant area.
  2. On Zoom – Register for the Zoom Talk HERE. Place a food/drink order for pick up at Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise St, Pullman. Local delivery is also available. Mention Science Pub and you’ll be sent a link by text or email to join the event. Tip: Place your order early so it’s ready by Science Pub time.

See the Facebook event here

This month’s speakers:

Join Craig Parks and Julia Day on October 11th for their pub talk, “Communication Breakdown: Why Talking to People When Designing and Operating Buildings is Important”.

People spend up to 94% of their lives in buildings! It is critically important that buildings meet our basic needs, but we must also be cognizant of how our buildings impact our resources, carbon emissions, health, and most of all, other people. Our research has shown many of the issues that arise in the design and operation of buildings can be traced back to lack of communication and basic understanding of human behaviors. Perhaps we can design and build better buildings by simply talking to people. Come join us to hear outrageous stories of our shared experiences in this research area.

Dr. Craig Parks is Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and professor of Psychology. His primary area of expertise is in human cooperation, specifically how to encourage people to set aside personal interest in favor of the collective good. His work incorporates findings from sociology, economics, environmental science, design, anthropology, public policy, and science communication.

 

Dr. Julia Day teaches the building science courses for Architecture and Construction Management in the School of Design + Construction. Day also serves as the Director of WSU’s Integrated Design + Construction Lab (the ID+CL). The ID+CL team targets interdisciplinary research to advance building energy savings and occupant comfort through market transformation, education, and innovation. Day holds a joint appointment with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

September Pub Talk

Science Pub: “Human Milk and Breastfeeding: Scientific Challenges, Paradigm Shifts, and Unanswered Questions”
September 13th, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

There are 2 ways to be at this event:

  1. In Person – Paradise Creek Brewery will be seating indoors at 100% capacity and the pub talk will be broadcast/projected on a the large projection screen in the pub/restaurant area.
  2. On Zoom – Register for the Zoom Talk HERE. Place a food/drink order for pick up at Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise St, Pullman. Local delivery is also available. Mention Science Pub and you’ll be sent a link by text or email to join the event. Tip: Place your order early so it’s ready by Science Pub time.

See the Facebook event here

This month’s speakers:

Join Courtney Meehan and Shelley McGuire on September 13th for their pub talk, “Human Milk and Breastfeeding: Scientific Challenges, Paradigm Shifts, and Unanswered Questions”.

Breastfeeding is universally considered the gold standard in infant nutrition and has sustained human existence since time immemorial. Yet surprisingly little is known about why breastfeeding imparts such important health benefits to infants. Indeed, substantially more is known about milk composition and lactation in dairy cows than in women due to the economic importance of the dairy industry to agriculture and farming. However, research conducted collaboratively by several interdisciplinary research groups at Washington State University and the University of Idaho has succeeded in tackling a host of critical questions that have long required attention. This challenging science has frequently confronted dogma, often needing to return to the most basic of questions to help researchers and women understand the complexities and power of human milk and breastfeeding. The research has spanned a divergence of topics and questions such as:  Does milk composition vary around the world?; Do childcare practices alter milk composition?; Does human milk transmit SARS-CoV-2 and/or provide antibodies to this virus?;  and Does cannabis use during lactation alter human milk composition? Join us while we explore the messy but lifesaving science of human milk, the unanswered questions, and how WSU and UI researchers are working to translate their findings to purpose and practice.

Courtney Meehan is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and a Professor of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University.  Meehan’s research focuses on the social and environmental determinants of human milk composition, maternal-infant microbiomes, childcare and maternal-infant health. Most recently, she has focused on breastfeeding and COVID-19 and cannabis use during lactation. She conducts field research in the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and the United States. She has collaborated with Drs. Shelley McGuire, Mark McGuire, and Janet Williams at the University of Idaho for over a decade on a variety of human milk and microbiome research. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Leakey Foundation.

Shelley McGuire earned PhD in human nutrition from Cornell University and was faculty at Washington State University from 1997 until 2018 when she became Director of the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Idaho. Over her career, she has worked closely with Drs. Mark McGuire and Janet Williams (both animal scientists at the University of Idaho) and Dr. Courtney Meehan (WSU) studying a broad range of topics, including the impact of maternal nutrition on milk composition, reproductive function during the postpartum period, implications of COVID-19 during breastfeeding, and mastitis. The McGuire/Williams team’s finding in 2011 that milk contains its own unique microbiome represented an important paradigm shift in the field, and their collaborative global INSPIRE Study is considered a gold standard in terms of understanding human milk composition. Shelley’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

EFA Fall 2022 Events Schedule

Pub Talk September 13th 6-7pm
Speakers: Courtney Meehan and Shelley McGuire
Venue: Paradise Creek Brewery
Click here for more info

Speaker Series September 22nd
Speaker: Dr. Brittany Berry-Pusey
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Click here for more info

Pub Talk October 11th 6-7pm
Speakers: Julia Day and Craig Parks
Venue: Paradise Creek Brewery
Click here for more info

Social at JSMOA October 19th 5-630pm
Social Event: During WSU Research Week
Venue: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Please RSVP here

Pub Talk Nov 15th  6-7pm
Speakers: Andrei Smertenko and Mark Swanson
Venue: Paradise Creek Brewery

Details on events are posted on the EFA Events page closer to the event date.

May Pub Talk

Science Pub: “Debate on the Ethics of Genome Editing in Livestock”
May 10th, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

There are 2 ways to be at this event:

  1. In Person – Paradise Creek Brewery will be seating indoors at 100% capacity and the pub talk will be broadcast/projected on a the large projection screen in the pub/restaurant area.
  2. On Zoom – Register for the Zoom Talk HERE. Place a food/drink order for pick up at Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise St, Pullman. Local delivery is also available. Mention Science Pub and you’ll be sent a link by text or email to join the event. Tip: Place your order early so it’s ready by Science Pub time.

See the Facebook event here

This month’s speakers:

Join Alison Van Eenennaam, Brenda Murdoch, Jason Winfree, Patricia Glazebrook, W.Jay Gordon, Amber Adams-Progar, and Jill McCluskey on May 10th for their pub talk, “Debate on the Ethics of Genome Editing in Livestock”.

Opposition to foods made from new technology, especially genetic engineering, has been increasing over time. Recent advances in genome-editing are widely acknowledged to have tremendous potential for beneficial results, but research is needed to understand the accompanying potential scientific, ethical, regulatory, and social consequences. Since genome editing is a relatively new phenomenon, there is an opportunity to study how social interactions affect consumer acceptance. Consumers obtain information about new technology in many ways, including personal interactions, social media, and traditional media. The presenters project examines how the delivery of this information through various forms of media affects consumer acceptance of genome editing. In their talk/debate, they will address genome-edited hornless livestock and animal welfare. They will explain how they use text-mining algorithms on major social and traditional news media websites to understand these websites impact on public sentiment about genome editing and animal welfare. This public-engagement event aims to facilitate communication between scientists, producers, ethicists, and the public about the use of genome editing for hornless cattle.

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is a Professor of Cooperative Extension in the field of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis.  She received a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and both an MS in Animal Science, and a PhD in Genetics from UC Davis. Her publicly-funded research and outreach program focuses on the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems. Her current research projects include the development of genome editing approaches for cattle. She has given over 700 invited presentations to audiences globally, and uses a variety of media to inform general public audiences about science and technology. A passionate advocate of science, Dr. Van Eenennaam was the recipient of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology 2014 Borlaug Communication Award and the American Society of Animal Science 2019 Rockefeller Prentice Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics. Twitter: @BioBeef.

Dr. Brenda Murdoch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Science at the University of Idaho. Murdoch’s research focuses on characterizing the relationship between genetic variation in mammals and traits which are valued and important to society. She exploits a number of molecular and genetic tools to further improve our understanding of how these variations affect biological processes of both undesirable and desirable phenotypic traits. She holds a Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Alberta.

Dr. Patricia Glazebrook is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at Washington State University. She publishes on gender, agriculture, food security, and climate change in Africa, philosophy of science and technology, and military ethics. Her current research addresses climate impacts and adaptations by women subsistence farmers in Ghana. She has incorporated Ghana Fair in the United States in partnership with the Single Mothers’ Association of the Upper East Region in Ghana to provide livelihood diversification and alternative income, and to support microcredit financing for women in the Region.

Dr. Jason Winfree is Associate Professor in the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology department at the University of Idaho. His research interests include the economics of market structures, industrial organization, collective reputation, food quality standards, and sports economics.

 

Dr. Jill J. McCluskey is Regents Professor and Director of the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. McCluskey’s research focuses on product quality and reputation, sustainable labeling, consumer preferences for new technology, and representation of women in STEM. An award-winning researcher, she is widely published and cited. Her research has been funded by private foundations, NSF, and USDA. An award-winning mentor, she has served as major professor to 46 Ph.D. graduates, many of whom are Professors at major research universities. She is a member of the Board on Agricultural and Natural Resources of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is an Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, past President and Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Fellow of the Western Agricultural Economics Association, and a member of the WA State Academies of Sciences. Her research has been highlighted by various media outlets including the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Newsday. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

W. Jay Gordon has represented and supported dairy farmers as a lobbyist for the Washington State Dairy Federation (WSDF) since 2001. He served as the Executive Director for 14 years and is currently the Policy Director of the Federation. The WSDF has represented dairy families in Washington on policy and regulatory issues since 1892, making it the oldest active dairy producer trade association in the United States. Washington is home to 410 dairy farmers who employ about 400 people and produce more than $1 billion in dairy products. Jay routinely works with state agencies, national dairy organizations, local livestock and shellfish growers to promote the dairy industry while working to provide solutions for environmental and health issues such as nutrient management regulation, air and water regulation and animal identification. He is a member of the board of the Washington Agriculture Legal Foundation, which protects the legal rights of those involved in agriculture and aquaculture, and is on the advisory board for the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, which serves as a neutral resource to solve complex policy challenges for parties in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

Jay is a steward of the land and understands that in some cases, farmland and ecosystem protection go hand-in-hand. With funding from the American Farmland Trust, the Trumpeter Swan Society, Capitol Land Trust, and the National Parks Foundation for an easement protecting farmland along the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula, Jay demonstrated that grazing cows on this land improved the habitat for swans. Jay and his wife Susan own a seventh generation, 900-acre dairy and crop farm in the Chehalis valley near Elma. Over the years, they have produced a wide variety of vegetables, grains, and forages, as well as milk. They have four daughters.

Amber Adams Progar is an Associate Professor and Dairy Management Extension Specialist in Animal Sciences at Washington State University. She grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a Master’s in Zoology at Oklahoma State University, and a PhD in Animal Science at Texas A&M University. She spent the past 15 years researching animal behavior and well-being, and is an enthusiastic collaborator with dairy industry partners. Her applied research program uses animal behavior and non-invasive measurements of stress in cattle to promote management practices that support animal well-being. She also combines her teaching skills and passion for farming to translate research results into meaningful information for farmers.

March Pub Talk

Science Pub: “Cultivating Belonging in Pullman and Beyond”
March 1st, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

There are 2 ways to be at this event:

  1. In Person – Paradise Creek Brewery will be seating indoors at 100% capacity under the Washington State COVID-19 Mask Mandate and the pub talk will be broadcast/projected on a the large projection screen in the pub/restaurant area.
  2. On Zoom – Register for the Zoom Talk HERE. Place a food/drink order for pick up at Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise St, Pullman. Local delivery is also available. Mention Science Pub and you’ll be sent a link by text or email to join the event. Tip: Place your order early so it’s ready by Science Pub time.

Please also visit the Facebook event for this talk.

This month’s speakers:

Join Trymaine Gaither and Sophia Gaither on March 1st for their pub talk, “Cultivating Belonging in Pullman and Beyond”.

To belong is also to understand that there is room for us all to strive and flourish across our differences. Trymaine’s talk will cover some of his work throughout the WSU system around mindfulness and anti-racism. Trymaine will end with a discussion about the learning communities happening across the institution. Sophia will talk about Pullman Young Professionals Association and how community members can get involved.

Trymaine Gaither is currently the Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusive Excellence at Washington State University. He trains faculty and staff in mindfulness-based anti-racism, self-awareness, contemplative pedagogy, and self-compassion practices.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Trymaine Gaither has been in the education sector for 10+ years. His anti-racist work has garnered him awards, the most recent being the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award from Washington State University. Through his work with the university, Trymaine has facilitated mindfulness retreats, implicit bias training, and mindfulness-based anti-racism training. Trymaine is also a Certified MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction) Teacher and completed his training through the Center for Mindfulness at Brown University. Trymaine currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Mindfulness at Brown University as well.

As a community organizer, Trymaine served as an appointed Board Member of the Mecklenburg County Community Relations Committee from 2012-2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition, Trymaine led a city-wide “Know Your Rights Initiative,” informing marginalized groups of their rights within policing practices. Alongside his implicit bias trainings of the CMPD police force and continued, he is currently the Co-Chair for the Police Advisory Board for Washington State University. Trymaine attended North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a major in Business Management. He spends his spare time exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife Sophia, six-year-old son Noah, and nineteen-month-old Brycen.

Sophia Gaither serves as the President of the Pullman Young Professionals program under the Chamber of Commerce and Board Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Association of Colleges and Employers for the Mountain-Pacific region, also known as MPACE.

Formerly the Associate Director and Instructor in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University, Sophia has over 12+ years in higher education teaching, directing, and executing programming and curriculum focused on career competency development, professional development, and navigating the process of becoming. She has served Washington State University within equity and inclusion, advocating for all women faculty, staff, and students as the former Chair of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and former executive member of the Association of Faculty Women.

Her life work focuses on understanding how one’s intrinsic values, ethics, and skills align with ones’ external goals to assist in achieving their personal and professional life plans. She enjoys spending time with her two sons, Noah and Brycen, and life-partner, Trymaine Gaither traveling and experiencing the diverse lands of the Pacific Northwest.

February Pub Talk

Science Pub: “Clearing The Smoke: Novel Approaches to Studying the Effects of Cannabis in the Wild”
February 8th, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sip your favorite brew, while you learn a thing or two! Science Pub is an opportunity to enjoy learning about science in an informal atmosphere; no scientific background necessary! Just bring your curiosity and a thirst to learn.

There are 2 ways to be at this event:

  1. In Person – Paradise Creek Brewery will be seating indoors at 100% capacity under the Washington State COVID-19 Mask Mandate and the pub talk will be broadcast/projected on a the large projection screen in the pub/restaurant area.
  2. On Zoom – Register for the Zoom Talk HERE. Place a food/drink order for pick up at Paradise Creek Brewery’s Downtown Restaurant – 245 SE Paradise St, Pullman. Local delivery is also available. Mention Science Pub and you’ll be sent a link by text or email to join the event. Tip: Place your order early so it’s ready by Science Pub time.

Please also visit the Facebook event for this talk.

This month’s speakers:

Join Carrie Cuttler and Ryan McLaughlin on February 8th for their pub talk, “Clearing The Smoke: Novel Approaches to Studying the Effects of Cannabis in the Wild”.

Since the first recreational cannabis dispensaries opened their doors in 2014, a staggering $9.4 billion has been spent on cannabis in Washington State alone. The growing ubiquity and destigmatization of cannabis use has many concerned since the effects of acute and chronic cannabis use remain surprisingly understudied. This lack of knowledge is largely due to federal restrictions regarding the use of cannabis for research purposes, in addition to several other practical and experimental limitations that have stalled progress in cannabis research across research disciplines. With trends in cannabis use continuing to rise across the country, the urgent need to study its effects has inspired researchers to consider novel methodological approaches that bypass federal restrictions or mitigate experimental limitations.

Studying human cannabis users, The Health and Cognition (THC) Laboratory led by Dr. Carrie Cuttler has pioneered an innovative approach that uses a virtual testing environment that affords observation of participants use of high potency cannabis products in their homes followed by administration of cognitive tests that assess unique facets of everyday life memory. Additionally, Dr. Cuttler has partnered with Strainprint® to gain access to a large community of medical cannabis users that regularly use the Strainprint app to log their symptoms of various health conditions before and after using different types of cannabis in their natural environment. Dr. Cuttler will discuss these innovative approaches and reveal what the data from her recent studies indicate regarding the acute effects of various high potency cannabis products on memory and mental health.

Using rodent models that afford in depth examinations of the effects of cannabis on the brain, Dr. Ryan McLaughlin’s Cannabis Brain Development (CBD) Laboratory has developed and validated a novel model of cannabis use that permits response-contingent delivery of vaporized cannabis extracts in rodents. This innovative approach mirrors the human experience by using the drug and route of administration that is most common in human cannabis users, thereby providing unprecedented insight into the acute and long-term effects of cannabis use on the brain. Dr. McLaughlin will discuss strengths and limitations of using rodents to study cannabis use and the advantages of adopting more translationally relevant animal models and conclude by describing recent data from his laboratory regarding potential long-term effects of maternal cannabis use on the brain and behavior of exposed offspring. By establishing these novel approaches, Dr. McLaughlin and Dr. Cuttler have purposefully positioned themselves to employ both forward and reverse translational approaches to interrogate the effects of acute and chronic cannabis use using ecologically valid approaches.

Dr. Carrie Cuttler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she studied memory and mental health. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC and a position as an Assistant Professor at Concordia University in Montreal, she was hired at WSU in 2014. The year she was hired at WSU marked the first year of recreational cannabis sales in Washington State which inspired her to focus her research program on the acute and chronic effects of cannabis on mental health and cognition. Specifically, her THC lab examines the potentially beneficial and detrimental effects of chronic cannabis use and acute cannabis intoxication on cognition (e.g., memory, executive functioning, decision making), mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD ADHD) and stress.

Dr. Ryan McLaughlin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience at Washington State University. Dr. McLaughlin received his PhD in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2012, where he studied the role of the endocannabinoid system in the prefrontal cortex under conditions of stress. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, Dr. McLaughlin was hired at WSU in 2014 where he has since expanded his research program to study effects of cannabis on the brain and behavior using a novel, translationally relevant model of cannabis use in rodents. His laboratory currently uses this model to better understand the long-term effects of cannabis use during sensitive developmental stages, such as during pregnancy or adolescence.

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