Integrating Diverse Approaches to Understand Neural Mechanisms of Behavior

May 20 – 21, 2023

The Modulation of Neural Circuits and Behavior GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.

The aim of this seminar is to bring together outstanding young scientists with a keen interest in neural underpinnings of behavior. The focus of the seminar is to present a wide range of approaches to understanding brain function in behavior, spanning from molecular mechanisms to complex circuit level computations. We will also highlight avenues for combining various methodologies with a goal of converging on common ideas.

Additionally, the seminar aims to empower young scientists to make informed choices regarding their professional development via panel discussions featuring successful principal investigators of diverse backgrounds and career trajectories. To encourage open communication between the participants, the program will also include engaging networking activities.

Dr. Tando Maduna will assist the GRS chairs by reaching out to the local neuroscience communities in Africa, South America, and South-East Asia to promote the participation of students and postdocs from underrepresented geographical regions. She will also work to raise a limited number of funds to help support the participation of attendees located in these areas.

Application Instructions

The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by February 12, 2023. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.

For more information: 2023 Modulation of Neural Circuits and Behavior (GRS) Seminar GRC