The Department of Neurosciences hosts a regular weekly seminar series. Speakers in this series are typically leaders in their field and are selected so that trainees become acquainted with a broad spectrum of neuroscience. The Neurosciences graduate students also select and host 1-2 seminar speakers each year. These sessions also allow the students to become personally acquainted with distinguished scientists who can provide insights on their own career development and specific challenges they faced. Students are quite encouraged by these personal interactions and are also introduced to potential postdoctoral mentors.
Additional seminars that are jointly sponsored by the Department of Neuroscience and either the Department of Neurology, the Department of Psychiatry, or the Functional Electrical Stimulation Center. These events, featuring speakers whose research bridges basic neuroscience and neurological disease or damage, offers trainees outstanding examples of how studies in model subjects can provide molecular and cellular insights essential for understanding disease etiology and the development of neurological recovery treatments or repair therapies.
We also invite each year one of our graduate alumni, who has successfully established their own career in academic science or an alternative scientific profession, to give a seminar about their research.