Neuroscience in Delaware


News & Events - Current Happenings

NEW!  2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Program Sponsored by the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research

With support from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS), the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research is offering a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students who attend Historically-Black and minority-serving institutions in Delaware and nearby states.  This program will involve 10 weeks of neuroscience research with investigators at Delaware State University, the University of Delaware, and the Nemours, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.  Students accepted to the program will choose a faculty research mentor and will then spend approximately 35 hours/week working in their mentor's laboratory.

Participants in the program will receive a stipend of $4000 over the summer and will be eligible for additional travel support over the following academic year.

For additional detail please read  this document.
Program dates May 22 - July 30, 2017
Application deadline March 6, 2017

Check back in November for details and registration for 2018 summer program.

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Delaware Brain Bee for High School Students Was Held February 18

                                                Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Delaware Brain Bee Competition! The Winner from Delaware who will go on to the National Brain Bee competition is Mr. Sanath Patil and the runner up is Ms. Vani Parthibhan, both from the Charter School of Wilmington. The participant from Florida, Mr. Abhishek Venkat won first place and will represent Florida in the National Competition.  See some pictures from the 2017 Brain Bee by clicking here.  More details regarding the competition can be viewed in the Brain Bee flyer.

The 2016 Annual Delaware Neuroscience Research
and Poster Symposium Just Held

The Annual Delaware Neuroscience Research and Poster Symposium was held on December 9, 2016, at the Buena Vista State Conference Center in New Castle, DE.    

Invited talks were given by
Lisa M. Boulanger, PhD (Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University) "The immune system and neural development;"
Anna Rose Childress, PhD (Center for Studies on Addiction, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania) "Dark chocolate, hot sex, and cheap cocaine: Pursuing the brain substrates of desire and its modulation in Addiction;"
James J. Knierem, The Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University "Space, time and memory in the hippocampus."

As in previous years, poster displays were invited. The poster competition was judged in three categories - undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral/technical staff.  Congratulations to Tania Roth, Associate Professor  in the Department of Psychogical and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware, who was named the Neuroscientist of the Year for 2016.   Poster winners and more detail on the entire event can be viewed via this link.