Neuroscience Lecture Series
The Neuroscience Program and Club presents a series of lectures every spring and fall semester, exploring current neuroscience research, applications and career opportunities. Weber State faculty also offer workshops on graduate school preparation. Lectures are free and open to all.
The Neuroscience Lecture Series is held in partnership with the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the College of Science and the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions.
2023 Spring Neuroscience Lecture Series
April 4, 2023 - 2:00 via Zoom
Intermountain Doctoral Education to Advance Students (IDEAS) in Neuroscience
Karen Wilcox, PhD
Richard L. Stimson Presidential Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
IDEAS in Neuroscience is a 2 year, NIH funded post baccalaureate program at the University of Utah. This is a training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in applying to PhD programs in the neurosciences.
This 2 year program will include mentored laboratory research, graduate level courses, professional development, and a holistic, culturally competent mentored experience. Students will also attend scientific conferences and have opportunities to present their research.
Building on institutional momentum and infrastructure at the University of Utah that is dedicated to supporting STEM equity, diversity and inclusion, IDEAS in Neuroscience will support the intellectual, professional, and scientific development of trainees from underrepresented backgrounds so they can flourish and continue on the path to a career in biomedical science.
Applications are open, and close April 30, 2023.
Students can apply via our website:
Please direct any inquiries to IDEAS-neuroscience@pharm.
Other 2023 Lectures
March 13: The role of the Study Director in Preclinical drug development at a Contract Research Organization (CRO), Barak Gunter and Danielle Linihamrak
Feb. 24: Executive and Mnemonic Fuctions of Human Posterior Cingulate Cortex - Lyndsey Aponik Gremillion.
Jan. 27: What's on your mind? The role of attention in social anxiety and depression - Matt Judah
- Wiring the brain: the curious case of Kirrel3
- Tips and Tricks for Applying to Grad School
- Applying for REUs
- Alumni Panel
- Just Keep Swimming: What Zebrafish can teach us about brain regeneration.
- Medical School Admissions & Beyond: How WSU's NS Helps Prepare you for Success in Medical School
- How to Become a Neuropsychologist: Advice from a former Wildcat
- Is it Getting Crowded in Here? The Neuropsychology of Brain Tumors
- Tissue Engineering Models of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells to Replicate and Understand Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Pseudo-Diabetes in Alzheimer's Disease - The Fault is in Our "Stars"
- The Importance of Mindfulness Practices in Times of Uncertainty: How Mindfulness Practice Reins in Mental Time Travel and Rumination
- Tips and Techniques for Applying to Graduate School
- The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Cupcakes to Smartphones, the Mechanism Underlying How Mindfulness Helps Change Habits and Overcome Addiction
- Empathy, Morality, and Fairness in the Brain: A Developmental Neuroscience Approach