Stella von Meer (Phys'07) has been accepted to a PhD program in Dynamical Neuroscience at UC Santa Barbara. Dynamical Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that is focused on the study of how the nervous system generates perception, behavior and cognition. It is a computational approach that goes beyond traditional structure/function correlations. Its subdisciplines include such areas as molecular and cellular biology, genetics, computer science, artificial intelligence, nonlinear systems, statistical processes, physics and aspects of psychology.
Stella, who graduated in Dec. 07, has been a student researcher in cellular biophysics in Prof. Kargol's lab. At Loyola, she received the Marlow Scholarship in 2006-7, Benedetto-Maring Scholarship in 2007, and was awarded the Benedetto Award, given by the Physics Department to the most outstanding senior. Later she attended a Graduate Neuroscience program at Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, where she earned a M.Sc. degree in Medical Neuroscience in 2010.