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:
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.
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!
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.
Researchers studied the courtship behaviors of fruit flies to gain insight into how the brain creates “internal states” which culminate from mood, past experiences and other variables.
To learn new things, we must sometimes fail. But what's the right amount of failure? Researchers found that the "sweet spot" for learning is 85%.
The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to neuroscience education and training.
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.
PNI research shows that more complex perceptual decisions engage more diverse and spatially distributed computations across the cortex than simpler decisions, even when sensory stimuli and motor output are held constant.
The awards are part of the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which supports investigators pursuing highly innovative, high-impact biomedical and behavioral research.
HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early-career scientists as 2019 HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows to support diversity in biomedical research.
The national award provides six years of pre- and postdoctoral funding for outstanding neuroscience graduate students.
Murthy's lab has pioneered studies of the acoustic communication system of Drosophila, to address fundamental questions related to the neural mechanisms underlying sensory perception and the generation of behaviors.
Does the human hippocampus also replay activity sequences, even in a nonspatial task?
In a report published June 27 in the journal Cell, a Princeton-led team of researchers proposes a new avenue in the search for anti-obesity drugs.