Alumni & Development
Carl H. Eigenmann Scholarship
Leslie Lundewall, 2015 Carl H. Eigenmann Scholar
Leslie Lundewall graduated in May 2015 with a B.S. in Biology with Honors, a B.S. in Neuroscience, and minors in chemistry, psychology, and ethology. Throughout her entire undergraduate career, she conducted independent research in Professor Cara Wellman’s lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Leslie’s Honors Thesis analyzed the effect of dopamine receptor blockage on stress-induced microglia activation, and previous research done in the Wellman lab earned her co-authorship of a paper recently published in the journal Psychoneuroendrocrinology.
Leslie was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest academic honor society in existence. She was also recognized with a 2015 Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Senior Award. Established in 2013, this award honors IU seniors who have proven leadership on campus, both inside and outside the classroom.
Leslie will attend Purdue University and plans to earn a combined DVM-PhD degree. She wants to eventually obtain a university faculty position where she can teach while conducting research on neurodegenerative diseases.