By Nishika Karbhari Here in the Neural and Behavioral Toxicity Assessment Core at the Duke SRC, we study the effects of environmentally relevant chemicals on behavior by utilizing an aquatic model organism, the small freshwater zebrafish. We are interested in life-long learning or motor changes that happen as a result […]

Neuroscience and a new alliance: Integrating toxicology and behavioral studies

By Nishika Karbhari   My name is Nishika Karbhari, and I bleed orange while studying biology at the University of Texas at Austin. Now a rising junior, I’m more intrigued by science than ever before. I’ve had the chance to take courses in neuroscience, a subject that fascinated me when […]

Zebrafishes and petri dishes

By Roy Brooks Rivera Hola a todos los lectores del Toxinsider blog, soy uno de los nuevos integrantes de internado del Superfund.  For those of you who don’t know Spanish, let me translate: Hi to all of the Toxinsider blog readers, I’m one of the new Superfund interns.  I’m coming […]

From Puerto Rico to Durham, meet Roy – budding biologist ...

By Dr. Ed Levin   The Neural and Behavioral Toxicity Assessment (NBTA) Core here at Duke is headquartered in my lab in an old garage in downtown Durham that has been renovated inside to be a state of the art animal neurobehavioral test facility. As the name implies, the NBTA […]

Mechanism meets behavior – NBTA style