Neuroscience Network for Graduate Studies at the University of Louisville
According to the Oxford American Dictionary a network is “a group of people who exchange information, contacts and experience for professional or social purposes”. The Neuroscience Network for Graduate Studies at the University of Louisville is a multidisciplinary group of over 80 participating faculty in 15 different departments with the common goal of providing high quality education and research experience to graduate students interested in neuroscience. Research Interests span a broad spectrum of neuroscience, from genetic & molecular mechanisms to cognition & behavior and the translation of basic research to clinical therapies. The Neuroscience Network seeks to enhance graduate education in neuroscience by promoting interaction between departments and across disciplines. Students of participating Faculty Members will find a friendly, collegial atmosphere that is conducive to success. A list of suggested elective courses and advisors are available to assist students in developing a range of skills and research approaches at multiple levels of analysis.
Incoming students will be exposed to a wide range of research areas through laboratory rotations and core research facilities are available to support training in a variety of research techniques. Training will include Department and Center-based Journal Clubs, a variety of Seminar Series on both the Belknap and HSC Campuses including Clinically-based Grand Rounds, and the Annual Neuroscience Day, hosted by the Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Students interested in a career in neuroscience are encouraged to contact any of the participating faculty/advisors and subsequently to apply to the appropriate participating department.
The retreat was held on September 25th, 2009 at the University Club. Each participating faculty member presented a single powerpoint slide of their work and interests.