GPP Graduate Tyler Ard’s Work on Tractography Highlighted In HHS Blog

The post-doctoral work of Tyler Ard, a recent graduate of the Brown-NIH Graduate partnership program, has been highlighted in the blog of Dr. Francis Collins. See the blog entry on Department of Health & Human Services website at

Torrey Truszkowski presents for Research Matters!

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:

NSGP 1st-Years at SfN

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

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…

Brown Neuroscience Graduate Program Alum Founded Nervana Systems Acquired by Intel

Brown Neuroscience Graduate Program alums Arjun Bansal and Naveen Rao co-founded Nervana, which was recently acquired by Intel! Interested? See announcements through following links:

Three Neuroscience Grad Students Inducted into Sigma Xi

The Grad program is proud to announce that three of our students – Diana Burk, Erica Grodin and Torrey Truszkowski – were inducted into the Brown Sigma Xi chapter earlier this spring.  Congratulations!

NeuroPracticum 2016


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.

Brown Neuroscience and the NIH Celebrate Ongoing Graduate Partnership


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.

Trying to understand neurodevelopmental disorders using tadpoles

Brown Neuroscience Graduate Program Student Eric James featured on Lab TV

Truszkowski Discusses Science Policy with US Lawmakers

NSGP Student Torrey Truszkowski

NSGP 4th year student Torrey Truszkowski joined other junior researchers in Washington as part of “Hill Day” earlier this month. She met with RI Sen. Jack Reed and Rep Jim Langevin to advocate for increased funding for biomedical research. Read more here.