Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience
The Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience (NEURON) is an organization that supports the 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.
Next NEURON Conference
25th NEURON Conference
Feb. 23, 2014
Amelia Eisch PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker for the 25th annual NEURON Conference on Feb. 23, 2014. She will present the talk "Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis: What are New Neurons Good For? What is Good for New Neurons?"
The focus of Eisch's research team focuses on the role that mediators of developmental neuroplasticity play in adult neuroplasticity, particularly neuroplasticity that contributes to normal motivated behaviors as well as psychiatric disorders. Learn more about Eisch's research.
|Download the NEURON Conference flier|
Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
North Haven Campus
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, Conn.
Learn more about the area.
Submit your abstract - submission deadline is Feb. 9, 2014
Register now - online registration by Feb. 19 is requested
(on-site registration will be available)
Students - $12
Faculty - $16
QU students and faculty - no charge
Past conferences have drawn a wide audience from institutions all over the northeast, including:
|Amherst College||Boston College|
|Boston University||Bristol-Myers Squibb|
|Connecticut College||Dartmouth College|
|Endicott College||Fairfield University|
|Fordham University||Hartwick College|
|Housatonic Community College||Macaulay Honors College at Queens College|
|Mercy High School, Middletown, Conn.||Northeastern University|
|Queens College||Quinnipiac University|
|Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute||Saratoga Springs High School|
|Skidmore College||Smith College|
|Southern Connecticut State University||Stonehill College|
|Stony Brook University||SUNY at Stony Brook|
|SUNY Orange||The Sage Colleges|
|The University at Albany-SUNY||Trinity College|
|Tufts University||UCONN Waterbury|
|University of Connecticut||University of Massachusetts|
|University of Rhode Island||University of Southern Maine|
|VA Boston HealthCare System||Wesleyan University|
|Wheaton College||Yale University|