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

To complete the application please click here.

Brain Bee Logo

Test your smarts in the Delaware Brain Bee - the coolest bee around! This event is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 9 am -- 1 pm at Delaware State University.   For more details see the flyer.  To register, open & complete the registration form.   And stay tuned, check back again before the event - minor changes may be made prior to the event.

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.


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.