Kristy Townsend

ORONO, Maine - A University of Maine neurobiology researcher plans to engage students in biomedicine while centering a five-year study on the creation of new nerve cells in adult brains.
 
The National Science Foundation has awarded UMaine assistant neurobiology professor Kristy Townsend a $1 million grant for the project. She's using the project to study the adult brain and expand a capstone course for students to conduct original biomedical research.