Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) visited Gary Dunbar's lab, met students, and learned about the importance of animal research.
Gary Dunbar, PhD, of Central Michigan University (CMU) hosted Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s (D-MI) visit to CMU’s neuroscience laboratories in October 2014. “The visit with Senator Stabenow was super! She spoke with many of our students, and was very excited about the research we are doing, especially in the area of Alzheimer’s disease.” Dunbar discussed why animal research is critical for understanding Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease, as well as for gaining a better understanding of human behavior in general. He also emphasized how important animal research is to the process of taking research findings from the lab bench to the clinic. Dunbar also underscored the importance of continuing funding for this type of research in order to make any progress in the area of the psychological health of our citizens. “Overall, I think she really enjoyed the visit.”