Dates: June 1 – August 14, 2009
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until April 20, 2009
Applications are invited for an intensive summer program of hands-on training to introduce undergraduate students to the principles and techniques of computational neuroscience. The summer program will be directed by Drs. Michael Kahana and Joshua Jacobs, of the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with over 22 Neuroscience faculty from Penn and allied institutions.
An initial short course will introduce students to the basic methods of using computational techniques to model and analyze neuronal activity. After the course, students will carry out research rotations in U. Penn laboratories, under the supervision of the faculty. Lectures, chalk talks, and social events will continue throughout the summer.
All undergraduates with an interest in computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged from a variety of backgrounds: biology or psychology students seeking an introduction to more quantitative approaches, or students from engineering, physics, and related fields who seek exposure to neuroscience. The goal of the program is to foster training that integrates experimental and theoretical approaches to understanding neural function.
Housing is available, if needed, on the Penn campus, and a stipend will be provided to cover living expenses.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please gather these application materials:
1. A completed application
2. An (unofficial) transcript
3. A resume/CV describing your research and professional experience
and send them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Download application and review available faculty at http://memory.psych.upenn.edu/compneurosci/.
If you have any questions, please feel to contact Drs. Kahana or Jacobs at email@example.com