Former NEU undergrad Hope Kean featured in NY Times story
Sept. 13, 2022

Hope Kean (Neuroscience, '18) was recently featured in a NY Times story entitled "The Curious Hole in My Head".

Cate Peña receives BRAINS award from NIH
Aug. 17, 2022

Dr. Cate Peña, an Assistant Professor in PNI, was recently awarded a five-year, $3.7M Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) R01 from NIMH.

Rebekah Rashford and Iris Stone receive NIH fellowship awards
Aug. 16, 2022

Rebekah Rashford and Iris Stone are the first two recipients of NIH's National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship in the history of PNI.

New study by Pinto, Tank and Brody shows that cortical areas operate over different timescales during evidence accumulation
July 22, 2022

How do different brain regions contribute to the accumulation of evidence so that we can make decisions? A new study in eLife by Lucas Pinto, Carlos Brody and David Tank from the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) changes the way that we think about evidence accumulation by showing that cortical areas store and process information over different timescales.

Sabine Kastner Named Editor in Chief of JNeurosci
July 21, 2022

Sabine Kastner, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, has been named the new Editor in Chief of JNeurosci. Professor Kastner will be following outgoing EiC Marina Picciotto of Yale University and will begin her appointment on January 1, 2023.

Mala Murthy named PNI Director
June 24, 2022

Dr. Murthy is assuming the directorship as Jonathan Cohen, the Robert Bendheim and Lynn Bendheim Thoman Professor in Neuroscience, and David Tank, the Henry Hillman Professor in Neuroscience, are stepping down.

Two papers from PNI use a new mathematical framework to study internal cognitive states
June 13, 2022

Identifying an animal’s inner state based only on its actions is a significant challenge in behavioral science. Two new studies from labs at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute apply an expressive new mathematical tool to identify internal states based only on subjects’ behavior and to examine how changes in internal state impact the choices the subjects made. 

PNI Celebrates Class Day with Seniors
June 10, 2022

PNI celebrated thirty-seven Neuroscience concentrators during the annual Class Day Ceremony. The event recognized graduating seniors for their academic honors and outstanding senior theses. This was the largest class of graduating neuroscience students since the program graduated the first students in the program in 2017.

Using Artificial Intelligence and Innovative Design to Save Patient’s Lives During the COVID19 Pandemic
June 2, 2022

SARS-CoV-2 infection may lead to Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID19), which can severely hamper the function of a patient’s lungs and require that the patient utilize a medical device to help them respirate. One such device to help patients effectively respirate is a ventilator: a mechanical device invented more than 150 years ago that mechanically controls air pressure and flow to a patient. In addition to patients suffering from COVID19, ventilators are used in a wide array of medical interventions, including general anesthesia.

Tracking Animals in Motion: SLEAP Article Published in Nature Methods
April 20, 2022

A timely collaboration between several laboratories across the Princeton community, including the Murthy Lab in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Shaevitz Lab in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, resulted in the creation of a novel open-source program called SLEAP. This program can simultaneously track and quantify the movement and behavior of multiple organisms at once.

Gating through the richness of neural dynamics
April 4, 2022

A central problem in neuroscience is developing network models that mimic brain function in its full complexity, providing a bridge to both experimental neuroscience where one can test hypotheses generated by those models and to machine learning where one would aim to develop algorithms that perform complex brain-like functions on large scale data. 

Two Lecturer Positions Open at PNI
March 22, 2022

PNI is looking to fill two Lecturer positions for Fall 2022. One position will be to teach upper level laboratory courses in computational and human cognitive neuroscience. The second is to teach neuroscience laboratory courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by April 15, 2022.