H-SC Psychology Graduate to Speak 4/10

March 26, 2012

Andrew Bell '05Dr. Lloyd Andrew Bell IV, H-SC Class of 2005, will speak at Hampden-Sydney about his research in psychology on Tuesday, April 10.  The title of his talk is "Deconstructing Neural Circuitry with Lasers: A Optogenetic Approach to Neuroscience Research."

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Bell graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, FL, in 2001. While at Hampden-Sydney College he played three years of football and received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology.  During his years at Hampden-Sydney, he spent a summer with Dr. Michele Nicole at the Mayo Clinic studying behavioral deficients in mice predisposed to Alzheimer's disease. 

The year after graduation, he worked with Dr. Steve Sawyer in the Pharmacology-Toxicology Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and then entered the Neuroscience Ph.D. program at VCU.  In 2011, Bell completed his dissertation, "Age Dependent Spatial Characteristics of Epileptiform Activity in Malformed Cortex" and began work as a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Rory McQuiston at VCU.

Free and open to the community, Bell's lecture will begin at 7 PM in the Board Room in Settle Hall.