Neuroscience Minors complete Ronald McNair Summer Program

Scholars in the Ronald McNair Summer Program at the University of Mississippi have just finished 8 weeks of intense research and academic education.  We are proud to have our own LeMarcus Echoles complete his manuscript, “Sex Differences in the Role of Estradiol on Recovery after Cerebellar Lesion in the Zebra Finch” with his mentor, Dr. Lainy B. Day, Director of the Neuroscience Minor, and the support of Biology PhD candidate Chyna-Rae Dearman, and INBRE Scholar Jervia Mia Powell. Manuscripts will be published in the McNair program report in Fall.  Mr. Echoes is a rising junior Psychology Major and Neuroscience Minor on the Dean’s List.




Echoles is joined by fellow McNair scholar, Dejun Jackson, who has completed a manuscript entitled, “Neuroprotective Effects of Estrane and Pregnane Steroids in Response to Combined Exposure to an HIV-1 Protein and Oxycodone” under the tutelage of Dr. Jason Paris, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. Mr. Jackson is a rising senior Psychology Major, a Neuroscience Minor, and is a member of the Sally M. Barksdale Honors College.