Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research

The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research is funded by a grant from the Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence program at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the Center is to create infrastructure to support the research and career development of neuroscientists in the state of Delaware, especially at Delaware State University and the University of Delaware. Under the direction of Dr. Melissa A. Harrington at Delaware State University and Dr. Jeffrey Rosen at the University of Delaware, the Center brings together a multidisciplinary group of neuroscientists with research related to neural development and plasticity. The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research supports the ongoing research projects of the investigators while creating opportunities for regular interaction with established scientists who act as scientific and career mentors and who can provide expertise and resources to help move the research projects forward.

The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research is funded by a grant from the Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence program at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the Center is to create infrastructure to support the research and career development of neuroscientists in the state of Delaware, especially at Delaware State University and the University of Delaware. Under the direction of Dr. Melissa A. Harrington at Delaware State University and Dr. Jeffrey Rosen at the University of Delaware, the Center brings together a multidisciplinary group of neuroscientists with research related to neural development and plasticity. The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research supports the ongoing research projects of the investigators while creating opportunities for regular interaction with established scientists who act as scientific and career mentors and who can provide expertise and resources to help move the research projects forward.



The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research has three main goals:
1)  To develop an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional virtual center that will build a scientific community focused on investigating neural development and plasticity.
The Center supports basic to translational research related to neural development and plasticity, and provides infrastructure to develop a group of 13 junior neuroscience faculty into independent investigators who can successfully compete for external funding. The Center is fostering their development by providing significant funds for research, release time from teaching and administrative responsibilities and opportunities for professional development.
2)  To develop an integrated mentoring and professional development program that will help junior faculty become independent, externally-funded researchers. The Center is enriching the training of affiliated investigators through a formal mentoring program in which each investigator is matched with a team of two established investigators with a track record of success in research and competing for federal funding. The co-mentors provide scientific and career advice to designed to help them mature as scientists.
3)  To strengthen the research infrastructure and capacity of an Historically-Black University with an emerging strength in neuroscience research and education. Our Center for Neuroscience Research is strengthening the research infrastructure at DSU by advancing the research and training of current faculty, building a critical mass of neuroscience researchers through the recruitment of additional faculty, and by supporting the renovation of unused space in the Science Center into a critically-needed facility to house rodents used in research.

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