Faculty and graduate students from the Neuroscience Graduate Program, as well as their friends and families, were enthusiastic participants in the March for Science. The rain didn’t stop us from marching in the Providence, RI or Boston, MA. (Pictured: NSGP graduate students Nate Snell, Valerie Estela, Megan Leyer, Torrey Truskowksi and husband Chris, and Alastair Tulloch.
NSGP student Torrey Truszkowski describes her research on the neural circuits involved in multisensory integration as part of the Brown Graduate School symposium on November 5th. To view the video of her presentation, click below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnyV11rKak
NSGP First-Years Kathryn Russo, Aarit Ahuja, Belinda Bahama, Lauren Fish, and Jing Liang enjoy their trip to SfN in San Diego at a book signing with Nobel Prize winner and neuroscience legend Eric Kandel!
Brown Neuroscience graduates students can take advantage of numerous training opportunities and workshops— like the recent Alda Center workshop at on communicating science, sponsored by Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR this July…
First year graduate students in the Neuroscience graduate programs have just finished 8 days in the NeuroPracticum course at MBL (Woods Hole, MA). This “at the bench” course provides a hands-on and in-depth opportunity for students to learn essential techniques for electrophysiology, molecular biology, imaging, and behavioral analysis. The NeuroPracticum course allows students to have intense and practical experience at the bench with fundamental techniques that are the basis of modern neuroscience,- working side by side with professors who are expert in the techniques and systems. This intense experience integrates the practical with the theoretical; students understand both the strengths and limitations of techniques discussed in the classroom only when they use them. Teaching Assistants in the course are often 3rd/4th year students. Other advanced students run independent experiments at MBL during NeuroPracticum, further refining their skills in experimental design. This intense course creates remarkable bonding among the students and faculty.
At the Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratories on Nov 2 – Nov 5, 2015, Brown and the National Institutes of Health held their third scientific retreat celebrating the ongoing Graduate Partnership Program (GPP). Student and faculty speakers from Brown and the NIH presented their work in both talks and posters, sharing the latest news from across the program.