mGluRs Blank

5th Annual mGluRs
Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience

September 28th, 2013
Wabash College
Crawfordsville, Indiana

It’s a mouthful, but we hope you’ll join us anyway. In the spirit of regional undergraduate neuroscience conferences such as SYNAPSE and Midbrains, mGluRs is the annual showcase for the excellent neuroscience research done by undergraduates in the Midwest/Great Lakes region.  Since 2009, the annual symposium has brought faculty and students together to present their work, and to present information on professional development for faculty, and career options for students.

This year, the Department of Psychology at Wabash College will host the fifth annual conference for States Touching Ohio (and Ohio, of course) in Crawfordsville, Indiana (moving mGluRs out of Ohio for the first time!) on September 28, 2013. The conference will include oral and poster presentations by students, workshops, a graduate school panel, a keynote address and not least, breakfast and lunch.

The 2013 mGluRs Keynote will be given by Dr. Pedro Irazoqui, Director of the Center for Implantable Devices at Purdue University. Dr. Irazoqui’s address is titled “Translational Medical Collaborations in Neuroengineering.”

Photos from 2013 mGluRs

Schedule of events

Abstract book

Campus map
Wabash map

Hotels in Crawfordsville:

For those of you coming along I-70 from points east:

  • I-70/65 is closed through downtown Indy
  • I-70 IS open to I-65 north:
  1. From I-70, take exit 83, I-65 NORTH
  2. Travel 4.5 miles to exit 119, 38th St.
  3. Go WEST on 38th St. (the exit forces you this way), ~3 miles
  4. DINNER RECOMMENDATION: Abyssinia Ethiopian resturant, behind Ginza, ~2 miles along 38th St.
  5. Exit right onto I-465 SOUTH
  6. Take first exit, I-74 west, towards Peoria
  7. From I-74, take either exit 39 is downtown Crawfordsville and Wabash
  8. Or, take exit 34 (which has the cluster of hotels at 231 and I-74)

Registration Form

  • Early registration will close on September 2nd. (As September 2nd is a holiday, registrations postmarked by Sept 3rd will be accepted as early registrations!

Abstract submission – Deadline: Friday, September 13th.

  • We still have a few openings for posters, and will continue to accept submissions on a first-come, first-served basis.  To appear in the printed program, your abstract must be received by Friday, September 20th.

To present a poster at the 5th Annual mGluRs, email your abstract submission to  Space is limited in our poster session, and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, so send your submissions early if you can!

Each submission should include the following information:

  • Names of presenters, including faculty sponsor.
  • Contact information (email address) for each author (including faculty sponsor).
  • Title
  • Institution & Department/Program affiliation
  • Abstract (not to exceed 250 words)
  • To have your submission considered for a platform presentation, a letter of support should also be submitted by the faculty sponsor of the research project.  

For more information, please contact the 2013 mGluRs organizers, Karen Gunther, Neil Schmitzer-Torbert and Teresa Aubele-Futch. Email inquiries can be directed to torbertn AT

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