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Joshua Peck, Psychology Department, with co-authors Philip Chu and Joshua Brumberg of Queens College, had their peer-reviewed paper titled “Exercises in Anatomy, Connectivity and Morphology using Neuromorpho.org and the Allen Brain Atlas” published in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. The article discusses how laboratory instruction of neuroscience is often limited by the lack of physical resources and supplies and that the cost of acquiring, maintaining and updating the materials for these labs can be prohibitive. The authors recommend incorporating online, or e-learning, opportunities into undergraduate laboratory courses and describe a method using two free online databases, the Neuromorpho.org and the Allen Brain Atlas (ABA), that freely provide access to data from working brain scientists that can be modified for laboratory instruction and exercises.