The annual Neurosciences Department Retreat usually occurs in late July and alternates between a one-day on-campus and a multi-day off-campus event.
All departmental faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students, and trainers are invited to attend. In addition, all first-year students (BSTP or MSTP) who have indicated an interest in neuroscience are also invited.
Faculty and staff work with a student planning committee to organize the retreat. Each year we select as the keynote speaker an investigator with a demonstrated commitment to PhD training whose research is of broad interest to the Cleveland Neurosciences community. The retreat features three plenary sessions (neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, and systems/circuits) and gives students and postdocs the opportunity to present their work via oral presentations and poster sessions.
The Neurosciences Department Retreat provides an enriching experience for all who attend to discuss research and ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, it is an excellent introduction for new students to learn more about our program, get to know our faculty, trainers, and current students, and explore our robust research community.