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Upcoming Seminars

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020

    Title: The Black Experience in STEM: A Discussion with University of Pittsburgh Faculty including:

    - Dr. Audrey J. Murrell
      Acting Dean
      Pitt Honors College
    - Dr. Tagbo H.R. Niepa
      Assistant Professor
      Department of Chemical & Petroleum
    - Dr. Waverly Duck
      Associate Professor
      Department of Sociology

    Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Monday, June 29, 2020
    Stephen McMahon, PhD

    Title: Understanding Nociceptive Processing Using Optical Recording of Neuronal Activity in Vivo
    Sherrington Professor of Physiology
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

Recipients of the 2019-2020 CNUP Research Excellence Awards


Upcoming CNUP PhD Defenses

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Zoe LaPalombara, BS

    Title: Aberrant Prelimbic Activity is Associated with Elevated Fear in SAPAP3 Knockout Mice
    School of Medicine/Neurobiology
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link
    Password: 726131

CNUP Calendar Events


The Friday Seminar Series is a biweekly seminar featuring two, 25-minute, research presentations from graduate students, post docs, research technicians, and junior faculty members. The seminars include speakers from several departments across campus and cover a wide range of neuroscience-related research topics. A happy hour with pizza and beer are provided to help foster informal discussions amongst scientists within the diverse neuroscience community at Pitt. The goal of this seminar series is to provide additional training opportunities and to enhance the collaborative environment across labs and departments. If you would like more information about the Friday Seminar Series or would like to give a talk, please contact Amanda Henton at or Thais Rafael Guimaraes at

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Each fall, the center sponsors an annual retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a serene 1,700-acre resort nestled in the hills of nearby West Virginia. This extremely popular event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and training faculty, and annually attracts more than 150 attendees. The retreat is a blend of academic, social, and outdoor activities. Prominent visiting scientists deliver formal presentations, followed by trainee-led discussions. Most of the weekend is devoted to relaxed and informal interactions between trainees, CNUP faculty, and the keynote speakers.

Learn More About Our Amazing Annual Retreat