Neuroscience in Delaware


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The 2016 Annual Delaware Neuroscience Research
and Poster Symposium

The Annual Delaware Neuroscience Research and Poster Symposium will be held from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm on Friday, December 9, 2016, at the Buena Vista State Conference Center, 661 S DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE  19720.    

Invited talks will be by:

Dr. Anna Rose Childress, PhD (Center for Studies on Addiction, Department of Psychiatry, the University of Pennsylvania)
"Functional neuroimaging of cue-triggered cocaine motivation, 'unseen' drug cues and their modulation by behavioral and pharmacological interventions;"

Dr. Lisa M. Boulanger, PhD (Associate Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University)
"Immune proteins and the formation, function and disruption of neuronal connectivity;


James J. Knierem, Professor of Neuroscience, The Zanvylk Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University)
"Behavioral neurophysiology of the hippocampus."

As in previous years, poster displays are invited. The poster competition will be judged from 3:15 - 5:15, in three categories - undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral/technical staff.  Poster presenters are required to submit abstracts.

This event (including lunch) is free, but registration is required.  Click here for the online registration form which provides for attachment of abstract documents.

Registration/abstract submission deadline is
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:50 P.M.

2016 Brain Bee was held on Saturday, February 13

The Delaware Brain Bee was held on Saturday, February 13, at Delaware State University. After a continental breakfast and juice, the competitors ...  more.   

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View Winners & Pictures From Last Year's Delaware Brain Bee Competition

The 2015 Brain Bee:  Students in the 9th through 12th grades were invited to participate in a competition that tests their knowledge of the brain.   This event was held on the Delaware State University campus on February 21, 2015.

This is an international competition, and winners at the appropriate stage will represent the United States in the International Brain Bee competition.

Click here for candid photos taken during the event.

Click here for winners and other individual photos taken during the event.

The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research has been featured in the publication "International Innovation" – a global dissemination resource which provides insight and analysis on current scientific research trends, as well as funding and policy issues. The article includes information about the Center and an interview with the Center Director, Dr. Melissa Harrington. Click here to download a pdf of the article. (Courtesy of International Innovation).


Neuroscience:  The study of the brain and nervous system

“The brain is my second favorite organ” the comedian, Woody Allen, is reputed to have said. We can only speculate which organ is his favorite, but for the rest of us, the brain is undoubtedly at the top of the list. Take away your brain and you lose not only everything that makes you human, but also everything that makes you alive! As you are staring at this page your brain is directing and controlling virtually everything that occurs in your body, from understanding the words in front of you, to maintaining your body temperature, to digesting your most recent meal and remembering what you ate at that meal.