Ruth Fabian-Fine, assistant professor of biology and neuroscience, Adam Weaver, associate professor of biology and neuroscience, and Melissa VanderKaay Tomasulo, associate professor of psychology and director of the Neuroscience Program, joined Saint Michael’s neuroscience and biology majors in presenting a variety of neuroscience topics at Burlington High School this past Saturday, October 20, for students from Burlington, South Burlington, Rice, Milton and Essex High Schools.
(posted January 2019)
Ruth Fabian-Fine assistant professor of biology and neuroscience, and Will Mentor, associate professor of fine arts/art, co-curated an exhibition in the McCarthy Arts Center Gallery titled “Enhanced Vision: Artful Science from September 7 through October 13. This exhibition featured the often inaccessible aesthetic beauty of the natural world revealed through scientific research. It covers a broad spectrum from nature photography to the visualization of single molecules using modern research technology.
(Posted December 2017)
Ruth Fabian Fine, assistant professor of biology and neuroscience, recently was the recipient of a $25,000 Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) Pilot grant award; also, in recent months she helped set up and coordinate, with colleague Christina Chant, a new Scientific Imaging Facility on campus; Ruth also saw publication of a peer-reviewed paper with undergraduate student authors in the journal Cell and Tissue Research, titled “The Distribution of Cholinergic Neurons, and their Co-localization with FMRFamide in Central and Peripheral Neurons of the Spider Cupiennius salei (Ruth Fabian-Fine, Carly M. Anderson, Molly A. Roush, Jessica A.G. Johnson, Hongxia Liu, Andrew S. French and Päivi H. Torkkeli); she developed an outreach program in collaboration with Joan Wagner (director of community-engaged learning/coordinator of experiential learning), Rice High School and her Senior Seminar students to present for high school students on the cellular actions of venoms and toxins on the human body. During summer 2017 she is conducting summer research with five undergraduate students on campus.