Neuroscience Graduate Group (NGG)

NGG Spotlights

 

Congratulations to Erin Purvis! Erin was one of three recipients selected for the Provost’s Graduate Academic Engagement Fellowship at the Netter Center.

Congratulations to the following NGG students for their successful applications to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) this year: Misgana Ghidewon (awarded), Jessie Greenslade (awarded), Sam Lyons (awarded), Jake Parker (awarded), Liz Siefert (awarded), Sarah Applebey (honorable mention), Aaron Mcknight (honorable mention), and Adama Berndt (honorable mention). Great job to all of you, and to all of the students who applied!

Congratulations to NGG student Katie Copley for being selected as one of the recipients of the 2022 Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students!

Congratulations to China Byrns for being selected as this year’s Flexner Award winner for her thesis, “Glial Contributions to Traumatic Brain Injury”, completed under the supervision of Nancy Bonini. The Louis B. Flexner Award, sponsored by the Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences, is given for outstanding thesis work in the Neurosciences.

 

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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