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Gonzalez-Lima Lab Students Receive First-Place Awards from Texas Academy of Sciences

Mon, March 12, 2018
Gonzalez-Lima Lab Students Receive First-Place Awards from Texas Academy of Sciences
Texas Academy of Sciences
Congratulations to students Celeste Saucedo and Emma Holmes
of Prof. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima's lab, awarded first-place prizes at the 121st Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science


Held in Midland, TX, this year on March 2–4, the annual Texas Academy of Science meeting honored the two students for their presentations of research in the Gonzalez-Lima Lab on laser-enhanced human neurocognitive function, supported by the Oskar Fischer Project fund.

Graduate student Celeste Saucedo was awarded the First Prize Award for Best Graduate Student Presentation for her presentation, titled, "Laser-Enhanced Sustained Attention and Working Memory in Neurocognitive Disorder."

Emma Holmes, an undergraduate thesis student in the Gonzalez-Lima Lab, was awarded Winner of Best Undergraduate Neuroscience Poster for her presentation, titled, "Cerebral Hemodynamic Effects of Transcranial Infrared Laser Stimulation Measured with Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy."

The Texas Academy of Science promotes scientific research in the state, encourages research as part of student learning, and enhances the professional development of its professional and student members. First founded in 1880, the Academy continues to promote research through sixteen disciplinary sections at the Annual Meeting held each spring.

This research in Dr. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima's Lab is ongoing, and adults interested to participate as volunteers may contact the lab at


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