At Citizen Science Day, Lewis Science Library and Council on Science and Technology partnered to help advance Alzheimer's research

Posted: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 11:41am

People working on the Citizen Science Day research project

On April 13, Lewis Science Library and the Council for Science and Technology partnered to host Citizen Science Day, where students, staff, researchers, and members of the community worked on a project to help advance Alzheimer's disease research. Photo by Meghan Testerman, Princeton University Library


 

The Lewis Science Library and the Council on Science and Technology partnered to host students, staff, researchers, and members of the community for Citizen Science Day 2019 at the Lewis Science Library on Apr. 13.  

This year’s featured citizen science project was StallCatchers, an online citizen science game designed to help advance Alzheimer’s disease research at Cornell University through public participation in the research process. By identifying flowing and stalled blood vessels in the brains of live mice using footage from a virtual microscope, Team ‘CitSciPrinceton’ contributed to crowd-sourced data collection which has doubled the speed of Cornell’s data analysis, potentially shortening the number of years to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s from 30 years to 15. 

The group also participated in Snapshot Serengeti, a citizen science project from Princeton researcher Dr. Meredith Palmer (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), that identifies migrating animals in the Serengeti through camera trap images.

Written by Meghan Testerman, Behavioral Sciences Librarian

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director, Library Communications