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Applications due May 20 for NIH-funded BRAINS program cohorts

April 15, 2019

BRAINS, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program designed to increase the engagement and retention of early-career academic neuroscientists from underrepresented groups, is now accepting applications for its 2019 cohort. The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. (PT) on Monday, May 20, 2019.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Translational Magnetic Resonance Imaging

April 2, 2019

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are immediately available in the Laboratory of Integrated Brain Imaging at Purdue University.

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Life Sciences Week

April 1, 2019

Researchers, assemble! Join Purdue Life Sciences for our second annual team week, featuring lectures, educational events, tours and a showcase of core facilities.

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Two Purdue Nutrition Science Professors Named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

March 1, 2019

PIIN Member, Richard “Rick” Mattes, distinguished professor of nutrition science, and Regan Bailey, associate professor of nutrition science, were selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Two Purdue Nutrition Science Professors Named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Hero of the Hudson Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger to speak at Purdue

February 14, 2019

Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed a commercial airliner on the Hudson River saving 155 lives of passengers and crew members, will be speaking at Purdue on Feb. 24. This free and open to the public talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Elliott Hall of Music, with doors opening at 5:45 p.m.

Hero of the Hudson Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger to speak at Purdue

NEW Funding Opportunity for Students

February 8, 2019

The Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN) requests proposals for new student-led (both graduate and undergraduate) outreach activities. The proposals can include concepts that create a new outreach opportunity or leverage existing outreach events (Spring Fest, Nano Days, etc.) with novel approaches and activities. The outreach activity or event should include specific points or demonstrations related to the field of neuroscience. Example activities or events that could be used as a model are: demonstrations at Imagination Station, SpringFest outreach activities, visits to elementary schools and high schools, etc. The overall cost should be no more than $1,500.

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Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Greater Indiana Society for Neuroscience

February 6, 2019

Registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Greater Indiana Society for Neuroscience is now open! The deadline for registration and abstract submission is March 1, 2019. In order to ensure that we are providing the best conference possible, no late submissions or registrations will be allowed.

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Greater Indiana Society for Neuroscience

A Leap from Lab: Career Event for Purdue Life Sciences

February 1, 2019

Join us for this all-day event being organized by students for students. Highlights of the day include student-delivered talks on research, including immunology, infectious diseases, virology, veterinary sciences and systems biology; an employer panel discussion; career fair featuring one-on-one meetings with graduate students and postdoctoral investigators; and a networking reception. 

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SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL FEATURES PROF. FERNANDEZ-JURICIC'S RESEARCH

January 24, 2019

A new Smithsonian Channel documentary (Bird vs. Plane: Miracle on the Hudson) aired recently featuring different aspects of Prof. Esteban Fernandez-Juricic. The documentary explains the safety dangers of airplane collisions with birds (also known as bird strikes). One of the potential solutions to minimize the risk of collisions is to use lights to deter birds from airplanes. Given the substantial differences between human and bird vision, Prof. Fernandez-Juricic explains that developing these lights requires understanding of how bird with high frequency of bird strikes perceive them and conducting behavioral assays to assess whether they avoid them (or are even attracted to them). The documentary portrays the work in his lab as well as behavioral experiments conducted at the Ross Reserve.

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL FEATURES PROF. FERNANDEZ-JURICIC'S RESEARCH

Rochet named Director of Discovery Park's Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

January 22, 2019

Jean-Christophe (Chris) Rochet, professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, has been named the new director of the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience. Rochet began his appointment on Jan. 15. An internationally recognized neuroscientist, Rochet specializes in studying central nervous system disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, an age-related neurodegenerative disorder that disrupts the lives of an estimated 5 million people worldwide. His studies in models that reproduce key aspects of Parkinson’s disease pathobiology have yielded new insights into genetic and chemical suppressors of neurodegeneration.

Rochet named Director of Discovery Park's Institute for Integrative Neuroscience