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Upcoming Seminars

  • Friday, July 10, 2020
    David J. Schaeffer, PhD
    Title: Developments in Marmoset Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Robarts Research Institute
    University of Western Ontario
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Monday, July 13, 2020
    Carlos D. Aizenman, PhD
    Zinc-Zoom, or Zinc (and Sometimes Copper) in Times of COVID-19 Special Seminar:
    Title: Matrix Metalloproteinase-9: Role in Neurodevelopmental Deficits and Experience-Dependent Structural Plasticity
    Professor, Department of Neuroscience Brown University
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

Recipients of the 2019-2020 CNUP Research Excellence Awards


Upcoming CNUP PhD Defenses

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Zoe LaPalombara, BS
    Title: Aberrant Prelimbic Activity is Associated with Elevated Fear in SAPAP3 Knockout Mice
    School of Medicine/Neurobiology
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link
    Password: 726131

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020
    Ekaterina Likhtik, PhD
    Title: Novel Pathways in Fear Suppression
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biology
    Hunter College & The Graduate Center
    City University of New York
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

CNUP Calendar Events


The Friday Seminar Series is a biweekly seminar featuring two, 25-minute, research presentations from graduate students, post docs, research technicians, and junior faculty members. The seminars include speakers from several departments across campus and cover a wide range of neuroscience-related research topics. A happy hour with pizza and beer are provided to help foster informal discussions amongst scientists within the diverse neuroscience community at Pitt. The goal of this seminar series is to provide additional training opportunities and to enhance the collaborative environment across labs and departments. If you would like more information about the Friday Seminar Series or would like to give a talk, please contact Amanda Henton at or Thais Rafael Guimaraes at

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Each fall, the center sponsors an annual retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a serene 1,700-acre resort nestled in the hills of nearby West Virginia. This extremely popular event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and training faculty, and annually attracts more than 150 attendees. The retreat is a blend of academic, social, and outdoor activities. Prominent visiting scientists deliver formal presentations, followed by trainee-led discussions. Most of the weekend is devoted to relaxed and informal interactions between trainees, CNUP faculty, and the keynote speakers.

Learn More About Our Amazing Annual Retreat