To the PNI Community about racial violence

Dear PNI Community,

We the Neuroscience faculty are distraught and angered by the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and the consequences of police brutality and racism more generally. The pain of these killings is exacerbated by the simultaneous and disproportionate impact of the COVID pandemic on Black people in the United States. The burden of recent events is high, and the impact of that burden on members of our departmental community is uneven.

Neuroscience Research Awards

Each year the Princeton Neuroscience Institute awards rising seniors funding to complete their senior thesis projects. The Institute has received several generous donations to fund these undergraduate research awards. Research award funding is used to purchase research materials and supplies, conference travel, and research-related travel. This year’s awards and recipients are:

Neuroscience Seniors Receive Senior Thesis Prize

Two graduating Neuroscience seniors will be awarded the Class of ’43 Brinster Neuroscience Award. This prize is presented each year to seniors for the most outstanding thesis in the field of neuroscience.

Neuroscience Class Day 2020 Ceremony

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute will be holding a virtual class day ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm via Zoom.  PNI will recognize and congratulate Neuroscience concentration and certificate seniors in the great Class of 2020!

Innovative gene-delivery method for treatment of brain diseases

Esteban Engel, a researcher in viral neuroengineering and head of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute viral core, postdoctoral research associate Carola Maturana, and their colleagues have created new gene promoters to improve the delivery of large genes and enable them to remain active for long duration of time in neurons. The team is developing these promoters for use in gene therapy, to replace or improve genes that are malfunctioning.

Celebrate Princeton Innovation 2019

Meet PNI Professors Mala Murthy and Joshua Shaevitz at the annual reception that brings together friends in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem with our faculty researchers. 

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