Neuroscience in Delaware


News & Events - Current Happenings

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).

5th Annual Delaware Brain Bee Competition for High School Students
Was Held Feb 8, 2014 - RESULTS and DETAILS

The coolest bee around!  Students currently 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 during the morning of February 8. 

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 a detailed explanation of the competition and the 2014 winners.

Click here for more information regarding the next (2015) Brain Bee Competition and some suggestions on how to prepare if you wish to participate.

Stay tuned for Delaware Brain Bee 2015!  Sign up for an information distiribution list, mark your calendare with some key dates, and more - use the link immediately above!

The Delaware Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience names
Robert Akins as Delaware's Neuroscientist of the Year for 2013!

6th Annual Delaware Neuroscience Research and Poster
Symposium a Great Success

The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research, the Delaware Chapter for the Society for Neuroscience, and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute sponsored a one-day neuroscience research symposium and poster session on Friday, December 6, 2013.  The symposium featured talks by prominent neuroscientists including keynote speaker, Samuel Wang of Princeton University, author of Welcome to Your Brain and Welcome to Your Child’s Brain. There was also a poster session with prizes awarded to the top poster presenters in undergraduate and graduate student categories, and the Delaware Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience named Rob Akins as Delaware’s Neuroscientist of the Year for 2012.  Click here to learn more about the 2013 symposium.

Join us for the 2014 Delaware Neuroscience Retreat

Each year, the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research, the Delaware Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Nemours Neuroscience Center sponsor a retreat to bring together Delaware researchers in neuroscience and related areas in order to share current research efforts in the field and to encourage future collaborations. Participation is open to all researchers investigating the brain, behavior –animal or human, the nervous system, and nervous system disorders, neurons and other excitable cells, etc. The retreat will include presentations by Delaware researchers, including the 2014 Delaware Neuroscientist of the Year, as well as discussions about how to bring together basic, translational and clinical researchers to build collaborations and advance neuroscience research in Delaware.

The next retreat will be held in May 2014. Watch this space for details.

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.