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2023 MLK Symposium Keynote Address

Many Thanks!

Appreciation goes out to NGP faculty and students and friends, who partnered with GIVE365  Saturday to clean up an area park for MLK Day. 
Nicely done!

Queering the Workplace: A Career Panel for LGBTQ+ Grad Students

Friday, January 27, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

LGBTQ+ graduate students often struggle with queer visibility and representation in their departments, which proves to be a barrier in being able to find mentors and access professional academic and industry advice. This virtual panel will help current LGBTQ+ students imagine their professional lives beyond their university course work. A wide range of LGBTQ+ alumni and staff members,  who are working in industry, will share their success stories and take questions from the audience. After the panel, individual panelists will lead small round table discussions with the participants in break out sessions for professional skill-building through guided conversation about industry and a more intimate opportunity for Q&A.

Registration is required at

We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

Register: Upcoming #BlackInNeuro events and #BlackInX Weeks — Black In Neuro

SfN Neuroscience Scholars Program

Underrepresented graduate or postdoctoral researchers have the opportunity to join this award-winning program to enhance their career and build community.
The NSP application is open from January 11 – February 15.
Please contact with questions
NGP Seminars
Weekly NGP Seminars
Mondays at 4 PM - Room 1230 USB
NGP Seminar Schedule
NGP Community News

BrainsRule! is a one-day event where we bring 6th graders from local middle schools to campus to learn about the brain and encourage their interest in science. We are looking for energetic volunteers willing to spend some time sharing their love of the brain and neuroscience with enthusiastic kids. 

We will discuss the event and volunteer responsibilities in more detail at the volunteer meeting on Monday, March 7th at 5:15 pm. ALL volunteers are required to attend. At this meeting, you will also get to meet other volunteers assigned to your booth and get advice from people who have run the demonstration before.

Brains Rule Website
Professional Development

Applications for ROMS now open and will close on February 19, 2023.

The Research Operations, Management & Strategy (ROMS) Fellowship connects science and business competencies to diversify a talent pool and prepare fellows for a career in biomedical research administration. At the conclusion of the program, participating fellows will be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • Advanced knowledge in business principles and biomedical research operations and infrastructure
  • Applied leadership and project management capabilities
  • Effective oral and written communication of business concepts
  • Accomplished analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Enhanced professional and career development strategies

 NGP NoBrainers

Join us for our next improv night next Monday, Jan. 23rd at 5:30pm in USB 4137 (RPR). It's a great way to destress and focus on something other than research for a bit. Dinner will be provided!

Please RSVP here by this Friday, 1/20.
Beyond Academia and Industry Career Panel
Are you a first-generation graduate student who has ever wondered what career options are available outside of traditional academia and industry jobs? If so, please join us for an exciting virtual career panel designed specifically for the professional development needs of first-generation students. This panel will feature alumni from the fields of patent law, science writing, medical science liaison, and strategic philanthropy. The panelists invited include a mixture of first-generation and non-first-generation professionals.
Through the Beyond Academia and Industry career panel, not only will you get to connect with recent alumni about their different career trajectories, but you will also have the opportunity to ask questions of working professionals who were once in your shoes. By participating in this career panel, you will get to take an active step toward developing your professional networks, gain insights and advice on your next steps beyond graduate school, and learn about the plethora of careers available to you after graduation.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST
Join us for a virtual, 90-minute career panel and an interactive discussion to kick-start your exciting journey on career pathways after graduate school.
February 15 at 12 - 1 p.m. ET
WEBINAR for potential applicants to the BRAIN Circuits Program and Team Science Approaches (U01 and U19)
BRAIN Circuits program and the "Integrated and Quantitative Approaches to Understanding Circuits"
Register: here.
Faculty News


 Carol Elias, PhD has been awarded the NIH-U2C grant funded by NIDDK to establish the Michigan Center for Metabolic Phenotyping in Live Models of Obesity and Diabetes (MPMOD). Michigan MPMOD is one of only four National Centers that will work together as a Consortium to improve access to high quality consultation and phenotyping for research conducted in animal models.
Carol will also be presenting at the MNI seminar 2.9.23.


Junior Faculty opportunity in Neuroscience and Data Science at UVA

Of interest...

"Part of the excitement of this work is that these algorithms can be almost immediately translated to the bedside for the benefit of human research patients."
Parag Patil, M.D., Ph.D.



In this session, you’ll learn how to identify, break negative habits and maintain a positive workplace while navigating the effects of continuous change.

This session provides insights into the Seven Habits of Negativity with strategies and tactics to stop gossip, increase camaraderie and develop positive workplace practices. Learn techniques for getting along with others to attain the many benefits of a positive and engaged workplace.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Zoom


This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at

MNI Seminar
Thursday, February 9 at 3 - 4 PM
Carol Elias will be presenting!
RSVP to receive Zoom Link

Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research Update
Dr. Simon Lewis
Wednesday, 1/25, 1:30-2:30 PM via Zoom.
Parkinson's and Phrenology for the 21st Century

Simon Lewis, MBBCh, BSc, FRCP, FRACP, MD is a Consultant Neurologist and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sydney. He is the Clinical Director of the Ageing Brain Clinic and Director of the Parkinson's Disease Research Clinic at the Brain & Mind Centre and heads the NSW Movement Disorders Brain Donor program. He has published over 200 peer review papers, 2 books and 8 book chapters and has attracted over $10 Million in funding from various sources including the NHMRC, ARC and Michael J Fox Foundation to support his research interests targeting quality of life in neurodegenerative diseases.
His research interests are dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.
Please plan to attend by using the Zoom link below:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 990 0432 1650
Passcode: 753761
Health and Wellness

Campus Mind Works


Thursday, January 26 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET | In-Person | REGISTER HERE!


This event will cover questions like: What types of therapy exist? How can I find an affordable therapist in Ann Arbor? What should I expect from my first sessions? Lunch is included, we will have vegan options available. Feel free to come for part or all of the event. It will take place in The Connector at 603 E. Madison, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Save the Date

Save the Date!

 7th Annual RNA Symposium on Friday, March 24, 2023:
Zoom Meeting (passcode 597054)

2023 Annual Pharmacological Sciences and Chemistry Symposium 

Friday, March 24th 2023

Registration DeadlineFriday, March 10th

2023 Bernard W. Agranoff Lectureship in Neuroscience

3:00 PM


Save the date. The 2023 Agranoff Lectureship will be in hybrid format, featuring both in-person and virtual options.


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