October 4, 2015

Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival


Course Date: June 12 – July 11, 2016

Deadline: February 25, 2016 | 2016 Application Coming Soon

2015 Course Schedule

2015 SPINES Symposium at UChicago

Directors: Keith Trujillo, California State University San Marcos; Jean King, University of Massachusetts Medical School; and Edward Castañeda, University of Texas at El Paso

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.

2014 Course Faculty & Lecturers:

Berger-Sweeney, Joanne, Tufts University
Bolanos-Guzman, Carlos, Florida State University
Colon-Ramos, Daniel, Yale University
Diaz-Rios, Manuel, University of Puerto Rico
Etgen, Anne, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fenton, 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