Neuroscience Day 2014

The 24th Annual Neuroscience Day featured outside and internal speakers, a poster competition and the Data Blitz. A detailed itinerary is posted here.

Come back to this site in early spring 2015 for information about the 25th Annual Neuroscience Day to be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Plenary speaker will be Dr. Pat Levitt. Registration and abstract submission deadline will be March 31.

Winners of the 2014 Neuroscience Day poster competition

SFN Chapter President Dr. Ron Gregg and plenary speaker Dr. Rachel Wong




SFN Chapter President Dr. Ron Gregg and "backyard" speaker Dr. Bart Borghuis

SFN Chapter President Dr. Ron Gregg and "backyard" speaker, April Harrity (2013 grad student poster competition winner)

When: Monday, April 21, 2014

registration starts at 7:30am; event runs 8:45am - 4:30pm

Where: Clinical & Translational Research Building, HSC Campus, UofL

(on S Hancock St between E Muhammad Ali Blvd & E Madison St; parking in garage behind CTRB)

Registration: Free, register by April 4 (see link to the left)

Those who register by April 4 get to eat lunch first! Registering on time helps us order enough food (& coffee!), so please pre-register. Those who do not register by the deadline are still welcome to join us for lunch, but will be asked to wait for pre-registrants to go through the lunch line first.

Plenary speaker: Rachel Wong, PhD

Professor, Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington

A photo of Rachel Wong, PhD

A fluourescent microscope image from Rachel Wong

Circuit assembly, disassembly and reassembly in the retina



What's Happening in Our Own Backyard?

Dr. Bart Borghuis, Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology

"Imaging information processing in retinal neural circuits"


Ms. April Herrity, winner of Neuroscience Day 2013 graduate student poster competition

"The impact of spinal cord injury on vagal afferents"

Poster Competition

Categories: undergraduate, graduate, postdoc/resident
Abstract submission deadline is 6pm on March 31, see the "Submit an Abstract 2014" link to the left (Deadline extended to 5pm Friday, April 4)
Note that the 1st place winners of both the Grad Student and Postdoc categories will be nominated for the SFN Chapter Travel Award to attend the national meeting in Washington D.C. in November 2014.

Again for Neuroscience Day 2014! Data Blitz!

We thought our first Data Blitz last year went well, so we're doing it again. A few abstracts from each category will be selected for the Data Blitz, a rapid-fire overview of your poster presented to the entire audience at the beginning of Neuroscience Day.

Support Neuroscience Day

Companies and departments wishing to help support Neuroscience Day should email with "vendor info" in the subject line. Display tables near the posters will be available for a fee of $500. Contact Chapter Treasurer at for our W-9.