Hadley, Horch, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology and neuroscience at Bowdoin, has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, titled “Adult Compensatory Plasticity in an Invertebrate Sensory System”, will study how flexible nervous systems remain as they age. More specifically, it will examine the mechanisms of adult plasticity in neural circuits responsible for hearing in crickets, which can re-grow and re-wire auditory neural connections after damage. The project will continue to engage undergraduate students in the research, as it did under the INBRE program. Dr. Horch, who has been funded by INBRE since 2014, will begin her NSF research project on September 1.