CSHL courses are intensive, running all day and often including evenings and weekends; students are expected to attend all sessions and reside on campus for the duration of the course.
This laboratory and lecture course is designed to provide neuroscientists at all levels with a conceptual and practical understanding of several of the most advanced techniques in molecular neuroscience.
The course curriculum is divided into three sections: an extensive and up-to-date set of laboratory exercises, daily lectures covering the theoretical and practical aspects of the various methods used in the laboratory, and a series of evening research seminars.
The informal and interactive evening lectures will be given by leading molecular neuroscientists and will serve to illustrate the ways in which the various experimental approaches have been used to advance specific areas of neurobiology.
Joel Blanchard, Mount Sinai
Robert Darnell, The Rockefeller University/HHMI/NY Genome Center
James Eberwine, University of Pennsylvania
Bruno Gegenhuber, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Kurt Haas, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Paul Kenny, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Shane Liddelow, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Kara Marshall, Baylor College of Medicine
Chris Reed, University of California, San Diego
Dorothy Schafer, UMass Chan Medical School
Eric Schmidt, The Rockefeller University
Debra Silver, Duke University Medical Center
Jessica Tollkuhn, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
Daniel Vogt, Michigan State University
Michael Williams, Michigan State University
The CSHL Meetings & Courses Program is strongly committed to diversity in the recruitment and selection of participants for all our courses. See our diversity policy here. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this course.
Support & Stipends:
Major support provided by: National Institute of Mental Health.
We would like to acknowledge the following companies that provided invaluable support:
Microscopes: Leica Microsystems, Inc, Nikon Instruments, Inc
Equipment: Agilent Technologies, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Electron Microscopy Sciences, Leica Biosystems, Molecular Devices, Thermo Fisher Scientific, World Precision Instruments
Donations: Addgene, AG Scientific, Inc, Antibodies-Online, Bangs Laboratories, Inc, CrystalGen, Inc, Epicypher, Inc, GenScript Biotech, Macherey-Nagel, Inc
Stipends are available to offset tuition costs as follows-
Please indicate your eligibility for funding in your stipend request submitted when you apply to the course. Stipend requests do not affect selection decisions made by the instructors.
Cost (including board and lodging): $4,660
No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course.
Before applying, ensure you have:
- Personal statement/essay;
- Letter(s) of recommendation;
- Curriculum vitae/resume (optional);
- Financial aid request (optional).
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