OSU Neuroscientist receives National Science Foundation Award

March 28th, 2012

Sarina Saturn who is a neuropsychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University has earned The Career Award, which is the most prestigious award from NSF for new faculty members.  Sarina is going to be creating a partnership between the Cross-Cultural Mentorship Program and the College Assistance Migrant Program at OSU to expose first generation and underrepresented students to research opportunities at OSU.

The students will be able to be a part of Sarina’s research on

 how naturally occurring variations in the oxytocin hormone (also known as the “love hormone”) influence the experience and expression of uplifting emotional states and altruism in young children, young adults and older adults

For more information on Sarina’s research click on the link below:

Articles on Psychology Research

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