Neuroscience Graduate Group (NGG)
First-year Julia Riley is first author on a paper “ALS-linked mutations impair UBQLN2 stress-induced biomolecular condensate assembly in cells” from her work in Carlos Castañeda’s lab at Syracuse University.
Virginia Lee and Robert Mach of the Perelman School of Medicine, and E. James Petersson of the School of Arts & Sciences discovered a method for identifying molecules that can track the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Read More
Heath Schmidt, Shoshana Aronowitz and Peggy Compton from the School of Nursing has designed and taught a new 14-week course, Opioids: From Receptors to Epidemic. This course is meant to equip students with knowledge about public health and opioid policy interventions in order to intervene in the opioid crisis. Read More
A message from the Neuroscience Graduate Group: Response to Recent Events (June 2020)
The NGG is 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 neuroscientific knowledge while at the same time taking into account each student's strengths, needs, and career goals.
We place a high value on activities that promote professional development, cohesiveness within our program, and outreach to the outside community. Many of these activities are organized by our students through the Graduate-Led Initiatives and Activities (GLIA) Committee.
We also emphasize both diversity and inclusion. We embrace differences in background, age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that help define who we are. We continue to work to promote a sense of inclusion for everyone in the program via mentoring, workshops, and other mechanisms that focus on open communication.