Graduate Student, Cristina Banuelos received the 1st Place Award in the Poster Competition at the 22nd International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Conference (IBNS) which was recently held in Dublin, Ireland. Over the course of the meeting 169 posters were presented by conference attendees from all over the world. These presentations were judged by invited conference speakers and committee members and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards were announced at the meeting’s farewell banquet. Cristina was awarded first place which included a free registration to attend next year’s IBNS meeting in Las Vegas.
The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) was formed to encourage research and education in the field of behavioral neuroscience. Founded in 1992, the IBNS has over 700 members which are derived from 34 different countries and consist of scientists, clinicians, teachers, and others with a background and interest in the relationship between brain and behavior.
In the conference program, the current IBNS president wrote: “The core function of IBNS is to encourage research in behavioral neuroscience by fostering free and open communication and scientific exchange among its members and their academic institutions. Our meetings are the principal avenue by which this function is realized, and I am delighted to see each and every one of you here.”
Dr. Jennifer Bizon, Cristina’s mentor, was an invited speaker for the conference.