Neuroscience in Delaware


News & Events - Current Happenings

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

The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research with support from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) is offering a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students at Delaware State University, Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) and Wesley College. The students in the program will spend 10 weeks over the summer carrying out neuroscience research with researchers at Delaware State University, the University of Delaware and the Nemours, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. The students, accompanied by their mentors, will also have the opportunity to travel . . . (read more)

2016 Brain Bee was held on Saturday, February 13

The Delaware Brain Bee was held on Saturday, February 13, at Delaware State University. After a continental breakfast and juice, the competitors ...  more.   

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View Winners & Pictures From Last Year's Delaware Brain Bee Competition

The 2015 Brain Bee:  Students in the 9th through 12th grades were invited to participate in a competition that tests their knowledge of the brain.   This event was held on the Delaware State University campus on February 21, 2015.

This is an international competition, and winners at the appropriate stage will represent the United States in the International Brain Bee competition.

Click here for candid photos taken during the event.

Click here for winners and other individual photos taken during the event.

The 2015 Annual Delaware Neuroscience Research
and Poster Symposium

The Annual Delaware Neuroscience Research and Poster Symposium was held on Friday, December 4, 2015, at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE. 

Speakers included Dr. David Morilak (U of TX), Dr. Alison Goate ( Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital), and Dr. Alberto Peredo (Albert Einstein College of Medicine).

Congratulations to the 2015 Neuroscientist of the Year, Dr. Mark Stanton, PhD - Professor of Psychology, the University of Delaware.  This event was the biggest one yet - there were over 100 registrants and 38 poster presenters total.  More detail including pictures and poster winners is posted here


The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research has been featured in the publication "International Innovation" – a global dissemination resource which provides insight and analysis on current scientific research trends, as well as funding and policy issues. The article includes information about the Center and an interview with the Center Director, Dr. Melissa Harrington. Click here to download a pdf of the article. (Courtesy of International Innovation).


Neuroscience:  The study of the brain and nervous system

“The brain is my second favorite organ” the comedian, Woody Allen, is reputed to have said. We can only speculate which organ is his favorite, but for the rest of us, the brain is undoubtedly at the top of the list. Take away your brain and you lose not only everything that makes you human, but also everything that makes you alive! As you are staring at this page your brain is directing and controlling virtually everything that occurs in your body, from understanding the words in front of you, to maintaining your body temperature, to digesting your most recent meal and remembering what you ate at that meal.