Neuroscience Graduate Group (NGG)

NGG Spotlights

Heath Schmidt, an associate professor of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing found that anti-craving circuits in the brain could reduce cocaine craving-induced relapse… Read More

Corey McMillan, an associate Professor of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine is studying how neurogenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease manifest in people… Read More

Assistant Professor Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine H. Isaac Chen have been working closely with a neurosurgeon at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center to seek ways to improve how people function neurologically. H. Isaac Chen believes that a brain organoid could rebuild brain circuitry… Read More

The Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor Michael Platt Lab explains what happens in the brain when it comes to the decision-making process… Read More

PhD student Sarah Reitz and the Max Kelz Lab have a new paper in Current Biology. Sarah and the Kelz Lab identified a population of neurons in the hypothalamus region of the brain that keeps mice from sleeping when they normally would when they are activated. Read more 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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