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. 

Catherine Jensen Peña receives the Frank A Beach Early Career Award
Jan. 3, 2022

In December 2021, the Society of Behavioral Endocrinology announced that Cate Peña had been awarded the prestigious Frank A. Beach Early Career Award. She shares the award with Aubrey Kelly of Emory University. 

PNI Researchers Featured in New Yorker Article
Dec. 8, 2021

PNI faculty members Ken Norman and Uri Hasson were featured in a recent New Yorker article entitled "The Science of Mind Reading". Please take a look.

PNI Postdoc Christos Suriano awarded NIH-Funded NJ ACTS Fellowship
Nov. 19, 2021

Christos Suriano, a postdoctoral researcher in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI), was awarded a prestigious TL1 fellowship from the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS).

Two Princeton Neuroscience Institute Postdoctoral fellows win prestigious Simons Foundation fellowships
Nov. 15, 2021

Princeton Neuroscience Institute is continuing to prove that it harbors a nurturing environment for the academic careers of its postdoctoral fellows on their route to independence and becoming principal investigators, charting the future of neuroscience in the United States and abroad.

Former CV Starr Fellow Amitai Shenhav wins two prestigious awards
Nov. 15, 2021

Amitai Shenhav, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences at Brown University, has won the Society for Neuroeconomics Early Career Award and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award.

Two Assistant Professor Positions Open at PNI
Oct. 27, 2021

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University invites applications at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), in two areas: i) theoretical neuroscience; ii) human cognitive neuroscience.  In addition to other outstanding neuroscience resources at Princeton, a 248,000 square foot building…

The manifold mind: A pair of papers from PNI used advanced mathematical tools to tease out simplicity from complex neural responses
Oct. 12, 2021

Imagine you’re following directions to drive to a friend’s house: At the 3rd traffic light, take a right. To do this, you must keep in mind two pieces of information: your ongoing physical location — to ensure that you stay on the correct side of the road for example — and the number of traffic lights you’ve seen. How does your brain simultaneously organize and combine these two important signals for guiding your behavior?