Spitzer-and-studentNadja Spitzer is your basic scientist. This doesn’t mean she isn’t unique or exceptional, though. In fact, she was recently recognized as a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award recipient, and as Marshall University’s first faculty member to lay claim to that title, that makes her kind of extraordinary.

Spitzer is a neuroscientist who’s interested in learning what things in the environment are doing to the body’s nervous system at the very fundamental, cell level. She said that while basic science research has been falling by the wayside in recent years, it’s what she is most passionate about.

— Read more about Spitzer’s background, accomplishments and research in the Summer 2016 Neuron of The Neuron.

To read about other West Virginia scientists who have been spotlighted in The Neuron, visit the Neuron page of the Library for past issues.

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