September 30, 2014

Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival


Course Date: June 20 – July 18, 2015

Deadline: February 13, 2015 | Online Application Form

2014 Course Schedule

Directors: Keith Trujillo, California State University San Marcos; and Jean King, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival (SPINES) provides a rich experience in neuroscience. The core of the program is an intensive one-month experience, in which students are exposed to neuroscience laboratory techniques, contemporary neuroscience research, ethics and survival skills (including grant writing, teaching, public speaking, and others). Lecture, lab, workshop and discussion formats are used. In a second optional month, students may apply to work full time in a research laboratory at the MBL, especially those funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The program is targeted to groups underrepresented in neuroscience to increase the probability of professional success, although applications from any qualified students interested in the SPINES curriculum are welcome.

This is a full fellowship program; all costs of attending the course, including travel, housing, and meals at MBL are covered by the National Institute of Mental Health and MBL.

2014 Course Faculty & Lecturers:

Berger-Sweeney, Joanne, Tufts University
Bolanos-Guzman, Carlos, Florida State University
Castaneda, Edward, University of Texas at El Paso
Colon-Ramos, Daniel, Yale University
Diaz-Rios, Manuel, University of Puerto Rico
Etgen, Anne, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fenton – 16 Spring Inc, Andre, New York University
Guerrero-Cazares, Hugo, The Johns Hopkins University
Hildebrand, John, University of Arizona
Hofmann, Hans, The University of Texas at Austin
Jones, Kevin, Howard University
Kokel, Dave, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kravitz, Edward, Harvard Medical School
Lisman, John, Brandeis University
Martinez, Joe, University of Illinois Chicago
Nishi, Rae, University of Vermont
Poe, Gina, University of Michigan
Quinones, Alfredo, The Johns Hopkins University
Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Townsel, James, Meharry Medical College