NSGP Students “March for Science”


Brown Neuroscience March for Science

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.

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:

http://www.businessinsider.com/intel-buys-nervana-systems-for-at-least-350-million-2016-8?r=UK&IR=T

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3105886/hardware/intel-snaps-up-nervana-for-a-crash-course-on-deep-learning.html

NeuroPracticum 2016

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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.

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