Student Researchers Represent Mary Baldwin at National Conference

July 26, 2010

Mary Baldwin University students made an impressive showing at the recent annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology in Toronto. Kate Polak ’10, Naianka “Naka” Rigaud ’11, and Lindsay Wenger ’10 were accompanied by Associate Professor of Psychology Louise Freeman to present research they conducted with her at Mary Baldwin.

Wenger garnered runner-up honors in the undergraduate poster category for her study, “Sexual Behavior Differences Based on Experience and Gender of the Asian Musk Shrew.’

Polak’s research also focused on sexual differentiation in the Asian musk shrew, and Rigaud looked at the effect of birth control on female perceptions of attractiveness.