Aixa Alfonso

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Biological Sciences
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 3067 SEL M/C 067 Phone: 3550318
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Neuronal function; Neuronal development

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10-12

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Completion of BIOS 220 (Genetics) or BIOS 222 (Cell Biology) is required. BIOS 286 (Biology of the Brain) or PSCH 262 (Physiological Psychology) is recommended.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students are expected to be reliable in their attendance to the laboratory, careful and consistent in recording their observations. If a student commits to doing research, they have to follow through in that commitment. A student has to commit to at least two semesters for a meaningful research experience. Students will read and discuss primary literature sources with Dr. Alfonso and the graduate students in the laboratory. A research paper is required for satisfactory performance.

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