Congratulations Stephanie!!

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Congratulations to Stephanie Bazarini, who successfully defended her thesis titled “Effects of ethinyl estradiol on injury-induced plasticity in Euprymna scolopes” on May 22nd. Stephanie’s work showed that exposure to both low and high doses of this environmental pollutant interferes with neural plasticity and alters behavioral maturation in squid; the first time that an effect on sensory physiology has been reported in cephalopods exposed to environmental estrogens. Stephanie will spend the summer collecting some additional data on neuroanatomy in her subjects, and will be applying to PhD programs in the Fall. Great work Stephanie!