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Andrew Bell
Academic Technology Consultant - Sciences Liaison (Biology, Chemistry, Math & Computer Science, Physics, Psychology)
Profile
Dr. L. Andrew Bell is science liaison for the Center for Teaching Learning and Technology (CTLT) and adjunct instructor in Psychology. He leads the CTLT’s Emerging Technology and Data Education initiatives. These initiatives aim to empower faculty excellence through exposure, training, and deployment of effective and impactful academic technologies.
Presentations
Bell LA, Brazel, 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.
Publications
Articles

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.

Chapters

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

Education
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
330 Boatwright Library
(804) 289-8452
Areas of Expertise
Emerging Technologies
Data Education and Visualization
Science Communication
System Neuroscience