[Comp-neuro] 2009 Summer Program in Computational Neuroscience at The University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Jacobs joshjacobs at alum.mit.edu
Mon Apr 13 02:15:43 CEST 2009


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2009 Summer Program in Computational Neuroscience at The University of  
Pennsylvania

June 1 – August 14, 2009

Applications accepted immediately at compneurosci at psych.upenn.edu
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

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 compneurosci at psych.upenn.edu.  To complete  
the application, all applicants should review the list of potential  
faculty mentors to identify their top choices for research rotations  
(available at http://memory.psych.upenn.edu/compneurosci/).

Application review will begin immediately and will proceed on a  
rolling basis until April 20, 2009.  Earlier applications will be  
given preference.

If you have any questions, please feel to contact Drs. Kahana or  
Jacobs at compneurosci at psych.upenn.edu.

Application available at:
	http://memory.psych.upenn.edu/compneurosci/UPenn_CompNeuro09_Application.pdf

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