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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

2019 Summer Research Opportunities Program

January 9, 2019

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Conduct intensive research with a faculty mentor, develop an oral and poster presentation, attend GRE workshops and make new friends and connections. PROGRAM BENEFITS: A generous stipend, university housing and round-trip travel included. PROGRAM DATES: June 2 - July 27, 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2019 Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives

2019 Summer Research Opportunities Program

World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson's disease

December 4, 2018

A World War II chemical weapon antidote has been shown to be effective in combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease. Recent studies in the laboratory of Riyi Shi, a professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering, have revealed that dimercaprol can effectively remove acrolein, a neurotoxin that is produced in the body after nerve cells are damaged and that is directly correlated with Parkinson’s disease. So far, the studies have revealed an increased survival rate of brain cells and a significant delay of the disease’s progress. More specifically, the subjects have improved mobility and experience less pain.

World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson's disease

Attention Students - New Class Offering

November 20, 2018

PSY 633-002 Special Lectures in Neuroscience: The Neuroscience of Obesity

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NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARDS

November 6, 2018

ATTENTION ALL PURDUE NEURO GRAD STUDENTS: PIIN is now accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Neuroscience Research Travel Awards!  These awards are designed to support graduate student travel to scientific meetings or workshops held January-Jun 2019. APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2018.

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