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Andrew Bell
Technology Consultant - Pedagogy & Scholarship
Dr. L. Andrew Bell is a technology consultant in the Teaching and Scholarship Hub where he consults with faculty on effective integration of digital tools into their teaching and scholarship. Andrew is also a adjunct instructor in the Psychology department where he teaches courses in neuroscience and data analysis.
Bell LA, Brazell, R, Guss, S (2018). A Grassroots Approach to Building a Holistic Service Model at a Liberal Arts Institution, IASSIST Annual Conference.
Bell LA, Pennington, SC (2016). The Educational Usefulness of Virtual Reality, Featured Presentation at NMC Annual Conference, 2016.
Bell LA, Bell KA, McQuiston RM (2012). Characterization of Muscarinic Synaptic Responses in Hippocampal CA1 Interneurons, Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2012 Abstract and Poster Presentation. 38.13 B53
Bell LA (2012). This Little Light of Mine: An Optogenetic Approach to Neuroscience Research, Invited Talk at Hampden-Sydney College.
Bell LA, McQuiston AR, Jacobs KM (2010). Is Epileptiform Activity Initiated Within or Adjacent to the Developmental Cortical Malformation of Microgyria?, SfN 2010 Abstract and Poster Presentation. 150.24 I37.
Bell LA, Jacobs KM (2009). Age of Increased Propensity for Epileptiform Activity in Malformed Cortex, SfN 2009 Abstract and Poster Presentation. 536.22 N34.

Bell LA, Bell KA, McQuiston, RM (2015) Acetylcholine release in mouse hippocampal CA1 preferentially activates inhibitory-selective interneurons via α4β2* nicotinic receptor activation, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.

Bell LA, Bell KA, McQuiston, RM (2014). Activation of muscarinic receptors by ACh release in hippocampal CA1 depolarizes VIP but has varying effects on parvalbumin-expressing basket cells, Journal of Physiology.

Bell LA, Jacobs, KM (2013). Early Susceptibility to Epileptiform Activity in Malformed Cortex, Epilepsy Research.

Bell LA, Bell KA, McQuiston RM (2013). Synaptic Muscarinic Response Types in Hippocampal CA1 Interneurons Depend of Different Levels of Presynaptic Activity and Different Muscarinic Receptor Subtypes, Neuropharmacology. Vol. 73.


Bell LA (2018). Localization in the Brain. Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. 1475-1476.

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University 2011
Neuroscience (Dissertation: Age Dependent Spatial Characteristics of Epileptiform Activity in Malformed Cortex)
B.A., Hampden-Sydney College 2005
Psychology and English (concentration in Medical Science)
Contact Information
321 Boatwright Library
(804) 289-8452
Areas of Expertise
Systems Neuroscience
Cholinergic Signaling
Digital Pedagogy
Faculty Development