Each year, faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences are recognized for their contributions to the college, the university, and the impact of their teaching and research at the annual faculty awards dinner. One member of the Department of Chemistry received an award at this year’s event, which took place Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Shawn Campagna, associate professor, received the Interdepartmental Collaborative Scholarship and Research award for his work with Professors Helen Baghdoyan and Ralph Lydic in the Department of Psychology.
The psychology/chemistry collaboration uses state-of-the-art chemical techniques to identify known and unknown brain molecules that regulate naturally-occurring and drug-induced states of consciousness. The long-range goal is to establish causal relationships between specific molecules and behavioral states and physiological traits. Their collaborative research will quantify the effect of different drug classes on different brain regions and further our basic science knowledge of brain function.
Congratulations to Professor Campagna on his achievement.