Eric Lumsden, SfN 2017 Blogger



Hello, my name is Eric Lumsden and I am one of the 2017 Society for Neuroscience Bloggers.

I am a graduate student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine studying under Dr. Edson Albuquerque. My research focuses on how prenatal exposure to organophosphorus pesticides affects synaptic activity in the hippocampus and how that relates to learning and memory deficits in those exposed.

Due to these interests I will primarily be posting on two subjects:

  • Neural Excitability, Synapses and Glia (B)
  • Development (A).

I also plan to keep a running journal detailing my experiences as a first time attendee of SfN.

Outside of the lab I am very interested in science policy and communications. You can read some of my previous work at the UMB student blog as well as my personal Medium account.

I will also be live tweeting SfN so you can follow my twitter account (@lumsden_eric) for live updates! You can also find me on LinkedIn.

If you see me walking around feel free to say hello! I’m excited to meet many new and exciting scientists at the event this year!

Eric Lumsden
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Welcome to the Neuroscience 2017 Blogs!