Columbia University in the City of New York

Apr 15, 20244:00 pm

Beyond the Application: Insights for getting into a Neuroscience Ph.D. program

April 15th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)

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Do you have aspirations of pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience? Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A designed to provide firsthand insights into what top neuroscience Ph.D. programs and labs are looking for.
Our panelists, composed of junior and senior faculty members and current Ph.D. candidates, will offer candid perspectives and answer your questions about the graduate student selection process. From the qualities and skills that faculty value most, to the application and interview strategies that set standout applicants apart, this event will provide guidance for how to position yourself as a strong candidate in a competitive academic landscape.  

Open to all Columbia and Barnard undergraduates, research technicians, and post-baccalaureate scholars planning to apply to neuroscience-focused Ph.D. programs within the next two application cycles.

Panelists Include:

Wesley Grueber, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics and Neuroscience; Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute; Co-Director of the Columbia Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Katie Insel, Ph.D., Incoming Assistant Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University; Postdoctoral Researcher in the Shohamy Lab

Clara Liff, First Year Ph.D. Candidate in Neurobiology & Behavior at Columbia University 

Daphna Shohamy, Ph.D., Kavli Professor of Brain Science; Director and CEO of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute; Codirector of Columbia's Kavli Institute for Brain Science

Erdem Varol, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at New York University;  Former Postdoctoral Researcher at Columbia Center for Theoretical Neuroscience


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