Solar eclipse viewing – not left in the dark

DLeslie Bernsteinr. Leslie Bernstein, professor in the Department of Neuroscience, took advantage of the second floor balcony of the main building to display a unique viewing area for all to safely observe the solar eclipse.

According to the map on NASA, Hartford, Connecticut only saw a 66.9% solar eclipse totality.  The white board captured a remarkable image of the moon covering the sun as many looked on to view this rare sighting. 

The last total solar eclipse in Connecticut was 1925, with the next one not until the year 2079.  However, nearby states such as Vermont and upstate New York will be in total darkness when the total eclipse passes by on April 8, 2024.


 Leslie Bernstein

 Team effort

 Solar Eclipse

Martinelli Lab Featured in UConn Today

Seeking a summer research opportunity to follow his freshman year, honors student Rohit Makol ’20 (ENG) had choices.

He applied for summer positions with – and heard back from – several UConn Health faculty. He chose the lab of David Martinelli, assistant professor of neuroscience, with whose work, as it turns out, Makol has a very personal connection.

Martinelli is studying the auditory system, specifically the outer hair cells in the inner ear.  (read more)

Carissa Sirois, Ph.D. Candidate, Success at 2017 GSRD

Carissa SiroisThe 34th Annual Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) took place on Thursday, June 26, 2017. This was a very special day for all our graduate students at UConn Health. The day included student talks, a poster session and a keynote address by Dr. Mark Tuszynski, professor of neurosciences at the University of California-San Diego .

Several awards were given out, and we are pleased to announce and congratulate Carissa Sirois, PhD Candidate in Neuroscience AoC,  for 1st place (tie) in poster presentations. Carissa presented, “Establishing a molecular phenotype for Angelman Syndrome induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons ” and is doing her thesis research in the Chamberlain Lab.

You can read more about this event, as well as see a listing of all student achievements throughout the year here.