A mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially when it’s still growing. We will discuss how a mouse can help us understand the effects alcohol can have on an adolescent mind.
Tales of the Spouse Mouse: Modeling the effects of binge alcohol drinking on brain and behavior
Steve Boehm, Director, Undergraduate Neuroscience Program; Professor of Psychology, IUPUI
Binge alcohol drinking is a large and growing problem in the US, particularly among adolescents. This talk will introduce a model of binge alcohol drinking in the adolescent mouse, and discuss how we use the model to understand the behavioral and neurobiological effects of binge drinking during this critical developmental period.
Tipsy Worms: Developing an Invertebrate Model of Alcohol Drinking
Indiana City Brewing Co. is conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis. They pride themselves in the vibrant culture of Indianapolis, so much that their name is the literal definition of “Indianapolis.” We love partnering with Indiana City Brewing Co.! We will explore topics with top-notch local scientists while drinking Indiana City’s tasty beer that will leave you wanting more! Feel free to bring in food if you’re hungry, or you’re more than welcome to order from ClusterTruck during the event. Doors open at 6:30 at 24 Shelby Street; event starts at 7.