On Saturday, March 28, 2015, SEBS will be hosting their annual BioBus event. The Cell Motion BioBus was founded in 2007 by Columbia alumnus, Ben Dublin - Thaler (PhD Cell Biology). The bus contains a science lab with research level equipment that includes a number of exciting science experiments for students to do. SEBS works with the BioBus crew annually to bring BioBus to College Walk, the center of Columbia’s campus, to offer students a day of free lessons on the bus as well as other fun science activities set up by SEBS members. SEBS would greatly appreciate any interested individuals willing to volunteer. Prospective volunteers would gain valuable experience interacting with students from K-6 in a low risk capacity; volunteers would always be accompanied with a SEBS member. If you have any further questions or would like to contact SEBS about the event, please email or call Kris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-218-3653.CeleBrain, in honor of Brain Awareness Week: Thursday, March 12th @ 2-5 PM, Low Plaza
The CNS is excited announce that, in honor of Brain Awareness Week, we will be giving away brain t-shirts, prizes, "power" food to boost your brain, and more at our table outside Low Plaza next week. Drop by for brain-related demos, games, and trivia! Stay tuned for details.Brain Insight Lecture "In Darwin's Footsteps: Witnessing the Origin of a New Species in the Galapagos": Tuesday, March 3rd @ 6:30-8:00 PM, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Lecture Hall (2950 Broadway)
Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jonathan Weiner of Columbia University will tell a story of discovery. By going back to the Galapagos year after year, scientists in Darwin's islands have now witnessed an event that Darwin himself did not think could be seen at all. The work throws light on many aspects of the science of life--including the science of the brain. See the attached flyer for more information.Kavli Institute NeuroLunch Seminar: Tuesday February 10th @ 12PM, 800 Fairchild
Enjoy a free lunch with Dr. Rayman, neuroscientist from the lab of Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Kandel, and hear him discuss his research on post-traumatic stress disorder!
Speaker: Joseph B. Rayman, PhD
Department of Neuroscience, The Kavli Institute for Brain Science
"TIA-1-deficient mice: A novel gene x environment model of stress vulnerability"
PTSD and other stress-related psychiatric disorders are caused by a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. However, we have yet to identify specific genes that reliably predict the development of these disorders. Towards this goal, Dr. Rayman's research in mice has led to the identification of TIA1 as a potential susceptibility locus for stress vulnerability, a question that is now being investigated in human populations. These studies may provide new molecular insight into the biological basis of PTSD and anxiety.
Behind every note is a neuron. It may sound strange, but neuroscientists are looking for new ways to visualize music, and it doesn't look like your traditional five-line staff. Come to our general body Synapse Series to discuss what happens in your brain as you listen to your favorite tune, and what that means for how we perceive, create, and experience music. We will focus our discussion on this article from Nature, which reviews several neuroimaging studies that all attempt to find the connection between music and the brain. This event is open to all, meaning you do not have to have any neuroscience background to attend!First General Body Meeting of the Semester: Sunday February 1st @ 3PM, Jed D. Satow Room in Lerner Hall
Join us this Sunday, February 1st at 3 PM for our first general body meeting of the semester. We will discuss our lineup of events for the semester and how you can get more involved with the CNS. We'll also play a game of Brain Facts trivia and discuss some recent research in the field.Apply to be on the CNS Executive Board!
If you are interested in becoming a part of our executive board, please read and fill out the application below. Applications will be due on Sunday, January 25th. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview on Monday the 26th. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.Brain Insight Lecture: "Race matters, but not how you think it does: How stereotypes affect how we live, work, play and pray," featuring Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns - Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:30-8 PM at 515 Malcolm X Blvd
Dr. Purdie-Vaughns is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at Columbia. Her talk will cover recent findings in brain science that can be used by individuals to reduce stress and improve performance, and that could help bridge racial and gender disparities in the population. See this flyer for more information.NeuroNutrition Talk with Dr. Avena - Tuesday, December 2nd at 6 PM in 302 Fayerweather Hall
Ever wonder why you just can't put down the junk food? Is it possible that some people are actually addicted to sweets? Join us next week at "NeuroNutrition," a guest speaker event featuring Dr. Nicole Avena from the New York Obesity Research Center. Dr. Avena is a research neuroscientist and author. She will be discussing her research on sugar and junk food addiction in a presentation and Q&A session. Food will be provided (healthy options of course).9th Annual Research Symposium, Saturday Nov 22nd
Are you looking to gain research experience and join a lab on campus?
The Columbia Neuroscience Society is pleased to announce that our 9th Annual Research Fair will be taking place next Saturday, November 22nd from 1 to 3 PM in Lerner's Satow Room (5th floor).
This year, we will have representatives from various research labs across several disciplines, including departments in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Anatomy and the Cell, Biomedical Informatics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Biomedical Engineering. All research groups are open to and/or actively recruiting undergraduates, so this will be a great opportunity for students to meet and learn about various research groups and to find research positions.
The event is open to all undergraduates in the Columbia community, so mark your calendars for Saturday, November 22nd from 1-3 PM. Sandwiches and desserts will be provided.
Questions are welcome and can be sent to the CNS at firstname.lastname@example.org.Congratulations to our New OCMs!
Thank you to all who applied to be on the CNS executive board this year, and congratulations to our new OCMs:
If you are interested in becoming apart of our executive board, please read and fill out the application below. Applications will be due on Monday, September 22. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview later that week. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.First CNS Meeting of Fall 2014
Welcome to a new school year! The Columbia Neuroscience Society is very excited to announce that we will be holding our first meeting this Sunday, September 14 in Math 417 from 4 to 5 PM. All students (regardless of major) are welcome to attend and learn more about our organization.
At the meeting, we will discuss upcoming CNS events, exciting research opportunities, and how to apply to join our executive board!ConnecTome Opportunities
The Columbia Neuroscience Society is launching the first issue of our pop-neuroscience publication, ConnecTome, this Fall. Below are some opportunities for students to contribute to our magazine!Doing Exciting Summer Research? We Want to Feature You!
We are looking to feature the research of a few Columbia undergrads in our first issue. If you are interested in being interviewed for a feature, please contact us at theCNS@columbia.edu. We would love to hear about any aspect of your work, from the new technologies you are using to collect data to the therapeutic applications of your current work.SUBMIT Your Work for Publication!
We have also decided to continue accepting submissions until the end of July. Feel free to send us articles, abstracts, artwork, poetry, or anything else you've worked on!Remember, ConnecTome is a pop-neuroscience publication meant to be accessible to the entire Columbia community, so you don't have to have a neuroscience background to submit.Join the ConnecTome Team!
Do you have experience working on publications? Do you know how to use InDesign? Are you interested in joining the editorial board for the CNS's publication? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact CNS board member Kal at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!