Discipline: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: STEM Research
Mark Miller - University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
The Puerto Rico Center for Environmental Neuroscience seeks to implement a multidisciplinary approach to address gaps in our understanding of impacts of environmental degradation at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels. The nervous system can provide sensitive and reliable measures of biological responses to environmental perturbations at time scales ranging from neural signaling (milliseconds) to neural development (days) to brain and behavioral evolution (years/generations). The PRCEN explores anthropogenic perturbations on the nervous systems of organisms from aquatic (marine, rivers, and estuaries) and terrestrial habitats. In the long term, we expect to establish the use of neural-behavioral effects for improved accuracy and speed in evaluating the environmental impact of human activities.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HRD-1736019.
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,
NSF Affiliation: CREST