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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Vanderbilt Awarded Neuroscience Program of the Year

The Society for Neuroscience named the Vanderbilt University Neuroscience Graduate Program the 2012 Program of the Year on Sunday, October 14 at the SfN Annual Meeting in New Orleans. According to the SfN website, “The Neuroscience Program-of-the-Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of a neuroscience department or program for excellence in educating neuroscientists and providing innovative …

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Fall Social and Membership Drive

Fall Social and Membership Drive The Middle TN Chapter for the Society for Neuroscience (MTNCSfN) and the Neuroscience Student Organization (NSO) would like to cordially invite everyone to attend our Fall Social which will be at 5:10pm on October 31st, immediately following the Neuroscience Seminar at Vanderbilt. This will be held in the 3rd floor lobby area of MRBIII (next …

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SfN Postdoctoral Travel Award Winner

Ryan Stevenson

Ryan Stevenson, postdoc in Mark Wallace’s lab, was selected as a recipient of the Postdoctoral Trainee Chapter Travel Award by the Society for Neuroscience. Ryan was nominated by our chapter for the travel award at the MTNCSfN Annual Meeting in May and was notified of his award on September 10.  He will receive $1,000 for travel expenses and …

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2012 Summer Research Poster Session

SERPENT student Caitlin Nelms presents her poster at the Summer Research Training Session August 2, 2012

MTNCSfN’s second sponsored student for the SERPENT program, Caitlin Nelms, presented her work on multisensory mediated improvements when detecting speech in noise from Dr. Mark Wallace’s lab in a poster session with other students from the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy on August 2, 2012.  The poster session marks the conclusion of the summer research training …

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2012 SERPENT Program Student Announced

Our Annual Chapter Meeting was held on May 30 at 5pm.  We introduced Caitlin Nelms from Austin Peay State University, the student selected for the SERPENT program.  She will work in Dr. Mark Wallace’s Lab.  She almost didn’t receive notification of her selection due to her school’s email filters!  See the story at Austin Peay …

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Next Generation Award Nominee

Nicole Baganz, postdoc in Randy Blakely’s lab at Vanderbilt, was announced as our chapter’s nominee for SfN’s Next Generation Award.  The Next Generation Award recognizes SfN chapter members who have made outstanding contributions to public communication, outreach, and education about neuroscience.  Each year, one award is given at the predoctoral/postdoctoral level and one at the …

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Chapter Award Nominee Organizes NAMI Walk Participants

Nicole Baganz, Ph.D. was nominated by MTNCSfN in part for her work to organize participants in the 2012 National Alliance  on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk in Nashville, TN on April 14.  NAMI supports families coping with mental illness by providing access to services and treatments, promoting research, and raising awareness of and erasing the stigma …

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Brain Blast 2012

Each year, the chapter participates in Brain Blast (educational outreach event for children) as part of Vanderbilt’s Brain Awareness Month for SfN’s Brain Awareness Week. This year the event was held at Vanderbilt 100 Oaks on March 3.  MTNCSfN partnered with the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Neuroscience Student Organization for the event.  See photo in …

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