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