The Mahoney Institute of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine
Twenty-Ninth Annual Neuroscience Retreat
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
3417 Spruce Street
Registration deadline: April 25th
Poster registration deadline: April 25th
The Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University
of Pennsylvania is one of the world's preeminent
institutions for neuroscience research and training. With 182 faculty from 32
departments and six schools, including Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering
and Applied Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine, the Institute
provides a fertile environment for interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at understanding
the brain and diseases of the brain. Under its aegis, the Neuroscience Graduate
Group includes approximately 120 students working towards a Ph.D. in neuroscience.
Founded as the Institute of Neurological Sciences in 1953 by the visionary
professor of anatomy, Louis Flexner, the Institute was renamed in 1985 to reflect
the keen interest and support that corporate magnate David Mahoney brought to
neuroscience. Throughout its history, the Institute has emphasized and nurtured
the idea that major advances in brain research would require the expertise, dedication,
and cooperation of scientists from many fields of research. Once a novel approach,
such cross-campus, cross-disciplinary research and training have become the template
for neuroscience at academic institutions around the world.
at the Mahoney Institute focus on cellular and molecular aspects of the brain;
development, regeneration and plasticity; systems neuroscience; behavior and cognition;
the pathology of brain disease; and computational neuroscience. They continue
to forge ahead with the spirit that has put the Institute at the forefront of
neuroscience research and training since its founding.
For general inquiries and information, please contact Jane Hoshi.