Students who get the opportunity to collaborate with Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Jarvinen get to experience the field of neuroscience, a collaborative discipline that blends psychology and biology, firsthand.

Dr. Jarvinen focuses specifically on the study of brain plasticity, the ability of the brain to change with experience, using mouse models. Throughout the year including the summer months, he and his group of student researchers continue to expand upon research completed over the last few years through which they were able to identify a very specific window in development when their mouse models become blind.

Dr. Jarvinen and his students have presented their findings at conferences on a number of occasions, in addition to submitting papers based on its research for publication.