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Over Nine Days in Woods Hole, First-Year Grad Students Gain Hands-On Neuroscience Experience

January 28, 2019

Neuroscience professor Diane Lipscombe provides a short electrophysiology refresher to three first-year graduate students before diving into recording the activity of single ion channels at NeuroPracticum.

A nine-day NeuroPracticum hosted at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Cape Cod introduces first-year Brown graduate students to neuroscience techniques and the neuroscience community.

They are at an immersive workshop, or practicum, held at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). The NeuroPracticum is a workshop with hands-on rotations where a dozen first-year graduate students explore everything from the activity of a single calcium ion channel — a protein critical for transmitting signals within the nervous system, including triggering the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and acetylcholine — to tracking the behavior of worms. Read more.