Seminars and Journal Clubs
In addition to coursework, student's knowledge base is built through attending seminars and journal clubs. Developing the ability to understand and evaluate a broad range of neuroscience research is an essential component of our training program and therefore students are strongly encouraged to attend the Neurobiology seminar series as well as any other seminar or journal club related to their interest.
Weekly seminar series are offered by the Section of Neurobiology, the Behavior
Neuroscience program, the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, the Physics
department, and the Section of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology. Attending
these seminars allows graduate students to hear outstanding lectures given
about cutting-edge research and to meet and talk with these scientists individually.
Students also participate in a monthly student-only seminar in which students
present their research to their fellow students.
Journal clubs in which students
and faculty present results from recent literature to each other, are
a means of keeping up with progress in the neuroscience literature and of developing
critical thinking and oral presentation skills. There are several standing
journal clubs within the Institute with topical areas of focus, such
as Learning and Memory, Ion Channels, and Cellular Neurophysiology that are
attended by INS faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians.
Many of the seminars and journal clubs are posted on the NeuroReporter