Center for Neuroscience
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SURI application process closed; selection process has begun!
The application process for the 2015 SURI program is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied, and good luck in the selection process! Notifications of acceptance will be emailed out as early as the first week of March, and will continue to be sent until all labs have accepted a student. 

For nine weeks in the summer of 2015, the WVUCN will offer internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at a college or university in the US and have completed their 2nd or 3rd year. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neurodegeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases. The program will run from May 26 - July 27. Interns will receive a competitive salary, as well as housing in WVU-leased apartments on campus. 

 

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    Paul Holcomb
    Neuroscience Graduate Student Awarded NRSA
    Paul Holcomb, a neuroscience graduate student in Dr. George Spirou's lab, was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), to complete a research project entitled, "Structural Polarity Influences Terminal Placement and Competition in Formation of the Calyx of Held."
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    Matt Boots
    Boots Wins Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship
    Matthew Boots, a Mechanical Engineering graduate student pursuing research in assistive robotics to help stroke survivors with daily challenges, has been awarded a Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship. Matt is currently working on his research in Dr. Yakovenko's Neural Engineering Lab at the CN.
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    Dr. Simpkins
    WVU Awarded $10.7M CoBRE Grant
    WVU has been awarded a $10.7 million CoBRE grant to conduct research in stroke, in the Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research (CBTSR), directed by Dr. Jim Simpkins.
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    Dr. Taura Barr
    Dr. Barr wins WVU Innovation Award
    Dr. Taura Barr and her research team received a 2015 WVU Innovation Award for having recently developed a diagnostic tool that can tell from a blood draw if a person is having a stroke, and when it began.