mGluRs Blank

6th Annual mGluRs
Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience

September 20th, 2014
Wabash College
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Photos from the 2014 meeting


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 sixth annual conference for States Touching Ohio (and Ohio, of course) in Crawfordsville, Indiana on September 20, 2014. 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 2014 mGluRs Keynote will be given by Dr. Eric Nauman, professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Basic Medical Sciences at Purdue University, and Director of the Human Injury Research and Regenerative Technologies (HIRRT) Laboratory. Dr. Nauman’s address is titled “Neurophysiological Consequences of Repetitive Sub-Concussive Trauma.”

Schedule of events (PDF)

2014 Program and Abstract Booklet (PDF)

Campus map
Wabash map

Hotels in Crawfordsville:

  • Purdue University has a home game on Sept 20th, which may affect hotel availability.

Registration Form

  • The late registration deadline (September 8th) has passed – You can still register on-site at mGluRs on September 20th, but if you plan to register on-site, please email by Monday, September 15th, to help us finalize our numbers for lunch and refreshments!

Abstract submission – Deadline: Friday, September 5th.

To present a poster at the 6th 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).
  • Poster 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 2014 mGluRs organizers, Karen Gunther, Neil Schmitzer-Torbert. Email inquiries can be directed to torbertn AT


Photos from the 2014 mGluRs meeting.