Each semester, speakers from both inside and outside the university are invited to address topics of interest to the Neuroscience community. Students and faculty of the Program meet at this weekly seminar series, which further broadens the students' training experience.
Spring 2013 Seminar Schedule
Upcoming Seminar Announcement
All students meet weekly at Research Forum to discuss career development and professional skills. You can view the Research Forum schedule for the current semester.
Forum Core Objectives
Each year the Neuroscience Program gathers for a retreat at the beginning of the academic year to welcome incoming students and to share data and ideas generated over the course of the summer. The format includes a mix of talks by students and faculty, as well as a poster session that includes ongoing research or work completed after the Society for Neuroscience meeting of the previous year. All but newly arriving first year students should expect to present something. This provides an opportunity to appreciate the breadth of the program and to solicit comments from people that might not be as familiar with your work as your close colleagues or cohorts. We aim for an open and relaxed atmosphere where compliments are sincere and any criticism is constructive. Though the NSP student council facilitates the event, anyone can contribute entertaining or educating ideas. Bring something to share: a new technique, some hot data, or an outline of experiments to come.
Top applicants will be invited for an Interview Weekend in the Neuroscience Program. During the visit, applicants will interview with selected faculty members and become acquainted with MSU campus, facilities and predoctoral students from the Program. View pictures from the 2012 Interview Weekend held February 22rd-24th. Interview Weekend for 2013 will be held February 20th-22nd.
Neuroscience Program faculty and students are hardworking in the lab, but like to have a good time outside of it. Each year a number of social events occur for the entire program. Early in the fall semester, everyone is invited to a Lansing Lugnuts baseball game. At SFN, there is an MSU social where current and former students and faculty can network. Each winter, the Program hosts a holiday party.
- Neuroscience Program Director
- Jim Galligan
- Giltner Hall
293 Farm Lane Room 108
East Lansing, MI 48824-1101
Phone: (517) 353-8947
Fax: (517) 432-2744