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PAST MEETING: March 1st, 2021


Come meet Dr. Audrey Brumback, MD PhD and talk to her about her work developing new brain-circuit based therapies for developmental neurological disorders. Learn about how she applies her research in her clinical practice at Dell Med and more!


The meeting is set for Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 7:00 PM CT.


Meeting link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92952088397


Interested in interviewing her for her intro? Apply here: https://forms.gle/Li8ztZ3FLYhuNQUt5

Meet the officers, understand what Synapse is all about, and learn how to get involved with the neuroscience community!

PAST MEETING: February 8th, 2021

Spring 2021 Intro

The meeting was set for Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 7:00 PM CT.

Meeting link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92952088397

Meeting: Brandon Brown, MD 11/4/2020

I'm pleased to announce our next speaker of the semester, Brandon Brown, MD. He's a resident psychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He's given talks before to first-year medical students, so he's pretty experienced at giving presentations like this (this should be good). If you're interested in working on clinically-related neuroscience problems or are interested in being a doctor, this is a talk you don't want to miss.

Come prepared with your questions! A great one to ask would be why he chose psychiatry over something like neurology.

The meeting is set for this Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM CT.

Meeting link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92952088397

Here's a brief agenda:

- 7:30pm - 7:35pm Introduction

- 7:35pm - 8:00pm Talk

- 8:00pm - 8:20pm Small group Q/A and discussion

- 8:20pm - 8:30pm Conclusion

Meeting: Dr. Lauren Dobbs 10/21/2020

Our next Synapse-organized meeting is with a professor from UT Austin, Dr. Lauren Dobbs. We're excited to host Dr. Dobbs.

The meeting is set for this Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM CT.

Meeting link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92952088397

Here's a brief agenda:

- 7:30pm - 7:35pm Introduction

- 7:35pm - 8:00pm Talk

- 8:00pm - 8:20pm Small group Q/A and discussion

- 8:20pm - 8:30pm Conclusion


Newaz Ahmed, PhD Student @ UT Southwestern: 10/14/2020

Dear Synapse,

I'm pleased to announce our second speaker of the semester, Newaz Ahmed. He's a PhD student at UT Southwestern working in the lab of Dr. Gena Konopka (http://konopkalab.org/). He does work in the field of genetic neuroscience and is currently studying specific transcription factors implicated in human neurological disorders. He'll talk about genetic neuroscience, do a bit of a deep dive into his work, and talk about his experiences as a grad student.

Come prepared with your questions! We fixed the Zoom link this time.

The meeting is set for this Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM CT.

Meeting link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92952088397

Here's a brief agenda:

- 7:30pm - 7:35pm Introduction

- 7:35pm - 8:00pm Talk

- 8:00pm - 8:20pm Small group Q/A and discussion

- 8:20pm - 8:30pm Conclusion


Regards,

Trevor

Joshua Chu, PhD Student @ Rice University: 10/09/2020

Dear Synapse,

I'm pleased to announce our first guest speaker of the semester, Joshua Chu. He's a PhD student at Rice University working in the Realtime Neural Engineering Lab (https://rnel.rice.edu/#research). He'll be talking about a bit of his research and a bit of his career path. Come prepared with questions and if you're feeling particularly diligent, try reading some of the lab's papers too!

The meeting is set for this Friday, October 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM CT.

Meeting link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92952088397

Here's a brief agenda:

- 7:30pm - 7:35pm Introduction

- 7:35pm - 8:00pm Talk

- 8:00pm - 8:20pm Small group Q/A and discussion

- 8:20pm - 8:30pm Conclusion

Getting into research (labs): 9/30/2020

Dear Synapse Members,

We're planning to have our next meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm. We plan to discuss getting into the world of research from different purposes. We take a holistic view not only discussing how to have a better chance at joining a research lab, but how to be a better researcher as an undergraduate.

Meeting link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/92952088397

Welcome Back & Info Session: 9/21/2020

Dear Synapse Members,

It's been a while. We hope you've had a good summer. We're finally ready to kick off our semester with our first meeting. We're planning our Welcome Back & Info Session for Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 7:30pm CT.

Here's the meeting link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/93802401476

If you haven't already, be sure to join us for discussion and announcements on our Slack (https://slack.synapsetx.com). The link takes a while to load, so please be patient.

Also, while you're waiting, here's a work-in-progress list of our meetings for the semester. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nT2RLGoaGrOAssyFwiOuESrhafhXMejrVK6IqsVTXYc/