Neuroscience Graduate Group (NGG)

NGG Spotlights

J. Nicholas Betley, NGG faculty member led a research team identified a new way the brain signals fullness after eating. Read More

Vijay Balasubramanian, a NGG faculty member, lab describes a new model for how the brain perceives unique odors in their recent article published in PLOS Computational BiologyRead More

Jean Bennett, NGG faculty member and Albert Maguire from the Perelman School of Medicine were featured in Scientific American in their development of gene therapy to treat blindness in patients.

Congrats to Ashley Robbins for being awarded the Trainee Professional Development Award from the Society of Neuroscience (SFN). 

Congrats to Barbara Terzic, a recent NGG graduate on her recent publication, "Temporal manipulation of Cdkl5 reveals essential postdevelopmental functions and reversible CDKL5 deficiency disorder–related deficits." Read Here




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.

The NGG is closely affiliated with the Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) and the Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center (PTNC).

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