Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience

NEURONThe Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience (NEURON) is an organization that supports undergraduate and graduate education and research in the northeast region of the United States.

NEURON's Primary Goals:

  • To provide an open forum for neuroscience undergraduate and graduate students to present and discuss their work with students and faculty of similar interests.
  • To provide faculty an opportunity to discuss curricular and research issues in neuroscience, biopsychology and related areas.
  • To provide resources to enhance communication and collaboration among neuroscience researchers and educators.

In order to achieve these goals, NEURON has annual conferences that are focused on enhancing neuroscience training. The annual one-day conference provides a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present and gain feedback from peers and faculty on the research in which they have engaged during the academic year. Students and faculty participate in workshops that discuss important topical and pipeline issues in neuroscience. Notable neuroscientists are invited to provide the keynote address. The diversity of the agenda provides a well-rounded opportunity for all attendees to engage in rigorous science, while promoting and encouraging the development of neuroscientists in training.

27th Annual NEURON Conference

The conference was held Feb. 22, 2015 at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University.


Keynote speaker: Rajita Sinha, PhD
Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study
Chief, psychology section in psychiatry
Director, Yale Stress Center
Deputy director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Sinha presented the talk: "Stress in the Brain: Molecules, Neural Circuits and Stress-Related Disorders."

Sinha researches the effects of stress and its relationship to maladaptive behaviors, including addictive disorders and emotional regulation. She is the founding director of the Yale Stress Center and her work is widely recognized for innovative approaches to understanding the mechanisms of stress. Learn more about Sinha.

View the complete conference schedule


Learn more about past NEURON conferences.

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