2015 Annual Chapter Meeting and Membership Drive

Lauren Bryant (left) and Nicole Baganz, Ph.D. (right), shake hands with chapter President, Kevin Currie, Ph.D. after being voted winners of the 2015 Data Blitz.

  Our Annual Chapter Meeting was held on May 20, 2015, and we thank everyone who was able to participate. Between faculty short talks by Brian Hock, Ph.D. (Austin Peay State University) and Ram Ramachandran, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University), trainees presented their research in 3-minute talks for the fourth annual Data Blitz.  Winners of the Data …

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March is Brain Awareness Month, Brain Blast another success

Each year, the chapter participates in Brain Blast as an educational outreach activity.  The event was held at Vanderbilt 100 Oaks on March 7.  For more information about Brain Blast and Brain Awareness Month, see this article in the VUMC Reporter. As a fun neuroscience activity, we polled participants about how they see a dress that went …

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SERPENT now accepting applications


MTNCSfN is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the summer research program, SERPENT, for 2015.  The deadline is March 14, 2015.  Please find more information and the application form within the Summer Program tab on our website. We thank the Society for Neuroscience and the SfN Global Membership Committee for selecting our …

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Pooja Balaram wins SfN 2014 Graduate Travel Award

In more good news from the SfN 2014 meeting, our chapter nominee, Pooja Balaram from the Kaas lab at Vanderbilt, won the SfN Graduate Student Travel Award. She presented her poster separately at the Travel Awards Poster Session on Saturday, November 15, and received her award at the Chapter Awards Reception on Monday, November 17.  Dr. Eun-Sook Lee, MTNCSfN …

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Alex Maier receives SfN Career Development Award

photo courtesy of Alexander Maier for David Salisbury's article on the Research news @ Vanderbilt site (news.vanderbilt.edu)

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Maier!  From the Vanderbilt News story linked here, Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexander Maier received the Society for Neuroscience’s Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award for 2014. Although the award was announced in advance, the Annual SfN Meeting was held November 15-19 in Washington, D.C. Chapter members, you may recall that Dr. Maier was …

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2014 SERPENT student completes Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy

Kathryn Hook, Belmont University undergraduate, is pictured at the VSSA 12th Annual Research Symposium by her poster, “The role of ASK1 Overexpression in Response to Cellular Stress as Compared to Natural Levels Found in 293 Cells.” The poster summarized her work in Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin’s lab in the Department of Neurology for 10 weeks this summer. …

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Annual Chapter Meeting Highlights

Our Annual Chapter Meeting was held on May 14, 2014, and we thank everyone who was able to participate. In between faculty talks from Dr. Brian Nelms (Fisk University), Dr. Akiko Shimamoto (Meharry Medical College), and Dr. Alex Maier (Vanderbilt University), trainees presented their research in 3-minute talks for the fourth annual Data Blitz.  Winners of the Data Blitz …

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Attend the Annual Chapter Meeting, Compete for Awards!

The annual meeting of The Middle Tennessee Chapter of Society for Neuroscience (MTNCSfN) will be May 14th at 4pm in room U1220 MRBIII, Vanderbilt University. If you’re coming from off campus, you should be able to park in Public Parking Spaces in the Wesley Place Garage (spaces 52-170) on 21st Ave & Scarritt Place or …

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Brain Blast kicks off Brain Awareness Month

WHAT? Brain Blast 2014 WHO? Kids from Kindergarten to 8th grade and anyone curious about the brain WHEN? Saturday, March 1st, from 9 AM to 1 PM (Free and open to the public!) WHERE? Vanderbilt Health, One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204, Entrance D, 1st floor From Bill Snyder of the Vanderbilt University …

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MTNCSfN-NSO Halloween Party

Join the MTNCSfN and NSO for our annual Fall Social and Halloween Party in the MRB III 1st floor atrium at Vanderbilt at 5:10 pm (after the neuroscience seminar) on Wednesday, October 30. We’ll provide the food and drinks–and a prize for the costume contest!  We will also announce the new officers who were elected …

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SfN Travel Award Winners!

Kevin Kumar

This year SfN has awarded both of the MTNCSfN nominees travel awards for the upcoming annual meeting in San Diego!  Dr. Devon Graham of Dr. Gregg Stanwood’s lab received the postdoctoral travel award.  Kevin Kumar of Dr. Aaron Bowman’s lab received the graduate student travel award.  Congratulations to Devon and Kevin!

2013 SERPENT Student Presents Research

On August 1st, Matthew Defenderfer of Tennessee Tech presented his summer research on multisensory integration in spatial localization at the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy Symposium poster session. Matthew spent the summer doing research in the Mark Wallace lab and participating in VSSA events as the MTNCSfN SERPENT student for 2013 and the symposium marks the …

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Apply for Chapter Travel Awards for SfN!

The MTNCSfN will be nominating one graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow for $500 travel awards to attend the SfN annual meeting. The following criteria are REQUIRED to be eligible for nomination. (1) Both the trainee and trainees mentor must be members of the SfN and MTNCSfN. (2) Nominee must be 1st author on an …

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Flocked in 2013

Flocking Fundraiser How would you like to get your favorite professor, student, or colleague FLOCKED – NEUROSCIENCE STYLE?! We will be holding our first Flocking Fundraiser from January to May to help raise money for chapter activities such as the SERPENT program this summer. Have you ever seen those magnificent, plastic pink flamingos lining someone’s …

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