UPCOMING EVENTS

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Mon

Sep

27

general meeting 2A: Baylor College of Medicine Info Session 

 7:30-8:30 pm | SSA 12.471

Join us for an information session presented by Robert Stephens, MNM, the Associate Director of Admissions at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)! The presentation will focus on an overview of the BCM Graduate School, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and specifics on the Neuroscience Ph.D. program.  We will also be discussing summer undergraduate research and post-bac opportunities.

 

  • BCM is the 2nd-fastest growing research institution in North America

  • BCM is ranked 5th in the nation in funding for neuroscience research

  • Grad School of Biomed Sci has state-of-the-art research facilities for molecular neurobiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, biophysics, behavioral neuroscience, optical imaging, functional human brain imaging and computer science.

Tue

SEP

28

general meeting 2b: journal club on the role of reward in language acquisition 

  7:30-8:30 pm | FN 2.102

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a fun and educational journal club!

Not only do humans have the ability to learn language, but it seems like we have a natural inclination to do so. What's the neurological mechanism for driving the behavior to learn language? Is it just happenstance that humans pick up language, or is there a motivational drive behind it? Find out during this journal club!

Mon

oct

25

general meeting 3A: journal club 

  7:30-8:30 pm | SSA 12.471

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a fun and educational journal club!

Tue

oct

26

general meeting 3b: journal club 

  7:30-8:30 pm | FN 2.102

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a fun and educational journal club!

Mon

nov

15

general meeting 4A: journal club 

  7:30-8:30 pm | SSA 12.471

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a fun and educational journal club!

Mon

nov

16

general meeting 4B: journal club 

  7:30-8:30 pm | FN 2.102

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a fun and educational journal club!

PAST EVENTS

Tue

aUG

31

general meeting 1B: journal club on social rewards

7:30-8:30 pm | FN 2.102

Enjoying new friendships or catching up with old ones? Join us in our discussion about social rewards we experience through social decision making and conversations. We will explore neurological pathways that affect our emotions as well as areas of the brain that are activated. Find out why you feel a sense of familiarity to someone who says your name in conversation.

Mon

aUG

30

general meeting 1A: journal club on social rewards

7:30-8:30 pm | SSA 12.471

Enjoying new friendships or catching up with old ones? Join us in our discussion about social rewards we experience through social decision making and conversations. We will explore neurological pathways that affect our emotions as well as areas of the brain that are activated. Find out why you feel a sense of familiarity to someone who says your name in conversation.

Thurs

apr

15

NSA Game night 2

  7-8:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

   Join NSA for a fun-filled night as we meet virtually to play games!

Skribbl.io, Among Us, Jackbox Games, Codenames, and SpyFall are all some of the games we play. 

Tues

Apr

13

nsa x utsw sign

medical student neurology interest group panel

7-8 pm | Zoom 

   Join NSA and the Student Interest Group of Neurology (SIGN) from UT Southwestern Medical School in a student panel discussing their experience in medical school at UTSW and their interest in neurology with a Q & A segment.

Thur

mar

25

brain awareness week (BAW) journal club

Green fellow analia marzoratti

Examining the neural circuit that mediates salience computation in Drosophilia

  7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

Join NSA, Memories Matter, and  Brain Exercise Initiative (BEI) in our Brain Awareness Week celebrations! Green Fellow and future UVA PhD candidate Analia Marzoratti will present her project from working at UTSW.  She is pursuing a PhD in the Educational Psychology- Applied Developmental Science Program.

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Things can stand out in the environment (or be considered salient) for many reasons, so the brain circuits that process salience must be flexible and complex. The brains in Drosophila fruit flies help us investigate how these mechanisms might work because of their simplicity, and their well-defined level of individual neurons and circuits. In this study, we used optogenetic techniques to breed flies with proteins targeted to specific individual cells in a compartment implicated in salience computation that allowed us to silence them using red light. By running these flies through an assay where control flies showed alerting behavior, we were able to see whether silencing any of these cells eliminated this behavior. This allowed us to examine if and how these cells were involved in circuitry for salience.

Wed

mar

24

brain awareness week (BAW)

MD & PhD Panel

  6 pm | Zoom

Join NSA, Memories Matter, and  Brain Exercise Initiative (BEI) in our Brain Awareness Week celebrations! Our panelists will speak about their innovative research studies and their previously accomplished work.

Featuring

Joseph Kass, MD, JD, FAAN

Maria Chahrour, PhD

Joel Elmquist DVM, PhD

Tues

mar

23

brain awareness week (BAW)

Neuroanatomy & Sheep brain presentation

  6 pm | Zoom

Join NSA, Memories Matter, and  Brain Exercise Initiative (BEI) in our Brain Awareness Week celebrations! Guest speakers Dr. Ana Solodkin and Dr. Rukhsana Sultana will present on the neuroanatomy of the sheep brain.

Thurs

Mar

18

Book club meeting #2

are you sure?

the unconscious origins of certainty

Virginia cambell, md

  7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the GroupMe to discuss the book outside of the actual meetings if you are interested !
The free copy of the book can be found here.

Information on options to purchase the book can be found here.

The book is split into 3 parts and we will be discussing each part with their corresponding meeting.

Wed

Mar

10

NSA Game night 2

  7-8:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

   Join NSA for a fun-filled night as we meet virtually to play games!

Skribbl.io, Among Us, Jackbox Games, Codenames, and SpyFall are all some of the games we play. 

Fri

mar

26

brain awareness week (BAW)

Game night

  6:30-7:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

Join NSA, Memories Matter, and  Brain Exercise Initiative (BEI) in our Brain Awareness Week celebrations!

We will play Jeopardy, brain bingo, and skribbl.io!

Thurs

feb

25

Book club meeting #1

are you sure?

the unconscious origins of certainty

Virginia cambell, md

  7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the GroupMe to discuss the book outside of the actual meetings if you are interested!

The free copy of the book can be found here.

 

Information on options to purchase the book can be found here.
 

The book is split into 3 parts and we will be discussing each part with their corresponding meeting.

Wed

feb

24

Second general meeting:

amyloid-beta plaques & tau aggregates in alzheimer's

  7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

NSA member, Eric Bellinghausen will present on the link between amyloid-beta plaques and tau aggregates in Alzheimer's Disease.

Thursday

feb

11

NSA Game night 1

  7-8:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

  Join NSA for a fun-filled night as we meet virtually to play games!

Skribbl.io, Among Us, Jackbox Games, Codenames, and SpyFall are all some of the games we play. Of course, we are open to suggestions.

Thursday

jan 28

first spring general meeting:

neuroimmune interactions & Chronic pain in COVID-19 patients

7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

Slideshow presentation here!

Welcome back everyone! We look forward to meeting with all of you.

Grace Moore, our Event Coordinator, will present some of her work from the Center for Advanced Pain Studies. She and her team investigate neuroimmune interactions that cause chronic pain in people who previously had COVID-19.

Wednesday

nov 18

third General Meeting: doloromics

with phD candidates

candler paige & Jackson brougher

7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

 We invited CEO & Founder of Doloromics Candler Paige and Co-Founder Jackson Brougher to talk about their company/research of treating chronic pain more efficiently through analyzing genomic sequencing in patients. They are both PhD candidates with extensive experience in neuroscience research labs. This is a great opportunity to learn about the bridging of research into business and medicine.

Friday

nov 13

BBS partnered event:

My beautiful broken brain watch party

7-9 pm | Netflix Watch Party

 Watch and discuss at our Netflix Watch Party! This is a great opportunity to learn more about strokes and neurological issues as well as meet NSA members and socialize.

Documentary Synopsis: "After suffering a stroke at age 34, a woman documents her struggles, setbacks and eventual breakthrough as she relearns to speak, read and write."

Friday

nov

6

Medical School Student Q & A Panel

6-7:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

Watch recording here!

Join the NSA reunion as we invite past members and officers back for a medical school student Q & A panel. Featuring students who attend Texas A & M School of Medicine, William Cary University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Rocky Vista University.

Thursday

Nov

5

Baylor Graduate Program Panel

6:30-7:30 pm | Zoom

Our presentation will focus on an overview fof the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School (BCM), Texas Medical Center (TMC), and specifics on the Neuroscience PhD program. We will also discuss summer undergraduate research and post-bac opportunities.

Friday

Oct

23

NSA x bei

Research & trivia night

5-6 pm | Microsoft Teams

NSA joins the UTD Brain Exercise Initiative for a trivia night!

BEI is a service-oriented organization that uses brain exercises as an intervention to improve cognitive function in those with Alzheimer's Disease. Come get to know their members and have fun!

Friday

Oct

16

NSA Game night

7-9pm | Microsoft Teams

  Join your fellow NSA members as we play Jackbox Games, Skribbl.io, and more! This is a great opportunity to get to know other members and have fun.​

Thursday

Oct

8

second general meeting

journal club: phd student jackson brougher

7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

 Hear about our meme competition to win prizes, upcoming events, and a journal club presentation by PhD student Jackson Brougher. He will present his research projects in the Thorn Motor  & Habit Learning Lab.

Wednesday

sep

16

bbs: brainy bunch

6-7:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

Welcome to the Neuroscience Student Association's first meeting with BBS! Meet and become a part of the Brainy Bunch as we simulate various game-shows for prizes. 

Friday

sep

11

first general meeting: journal club on contextual decision-making

7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

 Welcome back, neuro-enthusiasts! We're kicking off the semester with an overview of what to expect this semester and a journal club presentation. 

Weekday

abc

123

Let us know what you wanna see/do!

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Let us know what you'd like to see NSA do via our email utdnsa@gmail.com or leave a comment here. Otherwise, be patient; there's more coming down the tube.