We are consistently impressed by our Spiders who are recognized for their hard work and achievements, especially on an international level.

A recent example is Dmitry Kovalev, ’19, who is the only undergrad from a U.S. university to receive the competitive International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Travel Award. He will attend a professional conference this summer in Boca Raton, Florida, and present his research alongside PhD, postdoctoral and graduate students.

Kovalev is a psychology and biology double major with a concentration in neuroscience. Funded by the School of Arts and Sciences, his research examines the social, hormonal and brain responses of adult rats born to mothers exposed to varying environments. The research is an extension of Dr. Kelly Lambert’s work.

“This conference is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with the latest research in the field of behavioral neuroscience and get inspiration for future projects,” Kovalev said. “I am thrilled to present the results of my study to behavioral neuroscientists from 34 different countries. We have come a long way from the research proposal stage to where we are now, and this experience will place me one step closer to reaching my career goals.”

Congratulations, Dmitry! We are so proud that you will be representing us this summer!

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