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 along the street at the Garage.  See Visitor Parking Information here for more options and details.  MRBIII (Medical Research Building 3) is located at 465 21st Avenue S.


Data blitz competition: there will be a data blitz competition (3-5 minute talks) for graduate students and post docs. The winners, as judged by the audience, will each receive $50 (one student and one post doc). To participate in the data blitz please email kevin.currie@vanderbilt.edu before the May 9th deadline.


Short format faculty talks:

Alex Maier, PhD

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University

“Seeing the invisible – single neuron responses in visual cortex to illusory stimuli“


Brian Nelms, PhD

Assistant Professor, Fisk University

“The transcription factor FKH-8 controls dopaminergic neuron function in C. elegans


Akiko Shimamoto, PhD

Assistant Professor, Meharry Medical College

“Individual differences in stress reactivity and its influence on cocaine self-administration”


Refreshments will be served following the talks.


Graduate student and post-doc travel awards: the Chapter can nominate one student and one post-doc for SfN travels awards to attend the annual meeting in Washington DC. To be considered for travel award nominations you must participate in the data blitz. See the files linked below for applications and more information.


MTNCSfN travel awards

Chapter Graduate Student Travel Award Application 2014

Chapter Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award Application 2014

MTNCSfN-Membership form

MTNCSfN meeting program flyer