Each semester, speakers from both inside and outside the university are invited to address topics of interest to the Neuroscience community. Students and faculty of the Program meet at this weekly seminar series, which further broadens the students' training experience.
Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule
Upcoming Seminar Announcement
All students meet six times a semester to discuss career development and professional skills. You can view the Research Forum schedule for the current semester.
Each year the Neuroscience Program gathers for a retreat at the beginning of the academic year to welcome incoming students and to discuss the state of the Neuroscience Program. This event will alternate between the East Lansing and Grand Rapids campuses. The main goal of the retreat is to bring the Neuroscience Program together to discuss updates that have been made to the program during the past year, as well as to address and brainstorm ways to further improve the Program. With this event, we aim to improve the Program by having fun activities that help create and foster bonds between individuals in the Neuroscience Program, and to work toward addressing any potential issues within the Program. With that in mind, we encourage all individuals within the Neuroscience Program to attend this event and wholeheartedly participate in its activities.
Top applicants will be invited for Interview Days in the Neuroscience Program. During the visit, applicants will interview with selected faculty members and become acquainted with MSU campus, facilities and predoctoral students from the Program. Interview Days for 2020 admission will be held January 2020.
Neuroscience Program faculty and students are hardworking in the lab, but like to have a good time outside of it. Each year a number of social events occur for the entire program. Early in the fall semester, everyone is invited to a Lansing Lugnuts baseball game. At SfN, there is an MSU social where current and former students and faculty can network. Each winter, the Program hosts a holiday party.