Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success (SPINES)

Course Information

Course Date: June 14 – July 5, 2018

Extended Deadline: March 9, 2018 | Apply here

2017 Course Schedule (XLS)

Directors: Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar, University of Puerto Rico; and Gina Poe, University of California, Los Angeles

Course Description

For over 20 years, SPINES has had an outstanding track record of producing successful scientists from underrepresented backgrounds. This is an intensive immersion experience focused on training future leaders dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse scientific workforce in neuroscience. The course focuses on professional development and honing quantitative analytical skills in neuroscience research. Travel, room, and board are covered. Only those who are US citizens or permanent residents of the US are eligible for this course.

2017 Course Faculty

Dr. Ed Kravitz, Harvard
Dr. Kevin Jones, University of Michigan
Dr. Demetrio Sierra, University of Puerto Rico
Dr. Edward Castañeda, University of Texas El Paso
Dr. Jean King, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dr. Keith Trujillo, California State University San Marcos
Dr. Carl Fulwiler, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dr. Ulises Ricoy, Northern New Mexico College
Dr. Gregory Quirk, University of Puerto Rico
Dr. Tirin Moore, Stanford University
Dr. Laura O’Dell, University of Texas El Paso
Dr. Edwin Barea-Rodriguez, University of Texas San Antonio
Dr. Anne Etgen, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal, Marine Biological Laboratory
Dr. Rae Nishi, Marine Biological Laboratory
Dr. John Hildebrand, University of Arizona
Dr. Mauricio Delgado, Rutgers University
Dr. Daniel Colon-Ramos, Yale University