Neuroscience Graduate Group Program

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19th Annual
Systems & Integrative Biology / VISION Retreat

Visiting Scholar
Alla Karpova, Ph.D.,
Janelia Farm

“Decision-making under uncertainty: Probing the neural basis of mental models”

Date: May 17, 2017

Welcome Address - 9:00 AM

Keynote Address - 4:30 PM

140 John Morgan Building,
Barchi Library



The Program  
Large and Small Neurons by Greg Dunn

A collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD program that provides training for careers in neuroscience research, teaching and more. Our training program is designed to provide a strong foundation of neuroscience knowledge while at the same time taking into account each student's strengths, needs and career goals.

The NGG is closely affiliated with the Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) and the Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center (PTNC)
The Faculty  
Basket Cells by Greg Dunn

Approximately 150 active faculty doing research in Behavioral and Cognitive, Cellular and Molecular, Computational, Developmental, Systems Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease and more.

For a list of our Executive Staff and contact info, click here.

For a list of our faculty sorted alphabetically or by research area, click here.

The Students  
Axons by Greg Dunn

NGG students perform research in a wide variety of fields and go on to further positions in research, the public sector and more.

For information about our student outreach group (GLIA), click here.

For a listing of current students, click here.

For a listing of NGG alumni and career outcomes, click here.

Purkinje Neurons by Greg Dunn

Years 1 and 2: Coursework and Lab Rotations (three required)
Year 2 ends in Candidacy Exam
Year 3: Thesis research and one semester of required teaching assistantship
Years 4+: Thesis research

For more specifics including course descriptions, click here.
Spiral Astrocytes by Greg Dunn

All applicants to NGG submit their applications through the Biomedical Graduate Studies webpage.

For NGG Admission info, click here.

For the BGS Admissions page, click here.

For the BGS Admissions FAQ, click here.

Neuro images courtesy of NGG graduate Greg Dunn (