Neurobiology: Mechanisms & Advanced Approaches

The Neurobiology course teaches concepts and methodology at the forefront of modern cellular and molecular neuroscience.

Course date:
Jun 07, 2022 - Jul 20, 2022
Application due date:
Feb 01, 2022

Directors: Diana Bautista, UC Berkeley; Marc Hammarlund, Yale University; and Ellen Lumpkin, Columbia University Medical Center

Course Description

The goal of the Neurobiology: Mechanisms and Advanced Approaches course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA is to provide intensive and immersive training in neurobiology with a particular focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern nervous system function in health and neurological disorders. The program is designed to provide an on-ramp for entry into neuroscience for scientists from other fields, as well as to augment conventional training by providing educational approaches that are not typically available to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. This program is a comprehensive, research-oriented course that runs for eight weeks, from the mid-June to early August. A hallmark of this course is the opportunity to work side-by-side with internationally recognized experts using state-of-the-art technologies. Our goal is to empower participants to approach neuroscientific inquiry using the most advanced and appropriate technologies available.

The Neurobiology course teaches concepts and methodology at the forefront of modern cellular and molecular neuroscience. The advanced technologies and equipment that are assembled each year are truly remarkable. In addition to teaching fundamental concepts and technical skills, participants and faculty pursue cutting-edge research that is designed and implemented within the course. By carrying out real research projects, participants are empowered to formulate rigorous experiments, to address scientific questions that push the boundaries of modern neuroscience, and to build an international network of peers and colleagues. To our knowledge, no other training program offers a similarly intense, comprehensive, and cutting-edge educational experience in cellular and molecular neuroscience.