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 abstract for the SfN meeting. (3) Student nominees must have advanced to candidacy for a PhD, postdoctoral nominees must have a PhD. (4) Nominee may not be nominated for an award two years in a row. (5) The nominee may not be the recipient of another SfN travel award in the same year. (6) Only one applicant from a given laboratory may be considered by a chapter in any given calendar year.
To be considered for the MTNCSfN travel award you must send the following information to Dr. Maureen Hahn, Vanderbilt University (email@example.com) by May 13th, 2013, 5:00 pm. (1) A copy of your SfN abstract (SfN 2013 abstract submission is April 18th thru May 9th). (2) A one-page CV including education, with date of advancement to PhD candidacy for student awards, honors/awards, publications. (3) One-page letter of recommendation from your mentor. (4) SfN membership number for yourself and your mentor. To be considered for a travel award, you need to register as a Data Blitz speaker for the annual MTNCSfN meeting (deadline May 13th).
Our local chapter for the Society for Neuroscience (MTNCSfN) is holding its annual meeting Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm in 1220 MRB III. There is no forum on that day, and we will use the forum time for our meeting. We will hold a brief reception with snacks and home-brewed beer after the meeting.
If you aren’t a current member of MTNCSfN, please renew your membership using this link: http://www.mtncsfn.org/. Also, we are actively fundraising for the chapter’s SERPENT undergraduate research program (http://www.mtncsfn.org/summer-program/). You can help support this important program with donations that can be made at the meeting or online at http://www.mtncsfn.org/summer-program/donate/ or by “flocking” a favorite colleague; see http://www.mtncsfn.org/events/flocked.
At this meeting, we will hold the Trainee Data Blitz competition for graduate student and postdoctoral members of the MTNCSfN. Trainees will have the opportunity to present a 3-5 minute presentation of their work (zero to 4-slides max), to compete for $50 cash prizes and winners’ certificates. This Data Blitz is designed to give the whole membership an opportunity to appreciate the breadth of neuroscience research conducted in the middle TN area. Participation in the Data Blitz is required for travel award candidates.
To participate in the MTNCSfN Data Blitz you need to email your name, your mentor’s name, institution, and title of your talk to Dr. Maureen Hahn, Vanderbilt University (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 13th, 2013. All MTNCSfN trainees are invited to participate in the Data Blitz and compete for the cash prizes.
The MTNCSfN executive committee will review applicants for travel awards, and the selected nominees will be named at the Chapter meeting following the Data Blitz.
We appreciate your support of MTNCSfN! See more details about the Annual Meeting and Spring Social below!
MTNCSfN and the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Student Organization invite you to the
2013 Annual Meeting & Spring Social
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
1220 MRB 3 Vanderbilt University
Featuring: Faculty talks + Student DATA BLITZ +
Reception with snacks and home-brewed beer
Special lectures by chapter-associated faculty:
Dr. Hugh Fentress
“Identifying changes in serotonin receptor function due to naturally occurring single
nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)”
Dr. Brad Grueter
“∆FosB differentially modulates nucleus accumbens direct and indirect pathway
Dr. Eunsook Lee
Meharry Medical College
“Mechanism of Manganese-induced Impairment of Glutamate Transporters: Role of
Transcription Factor Yin Yang-1 (YY1)”