Transformations in Translational Neuroscience

2018 Rutgers BHI, RU-Newark, NJIT Pilot Grants Program in Neuroscience

We are pleased to announce the 2018 pilot grants program in neuroscience at Rutgers University. There are two main objectives of these pilot awards program: (i) to foster new collaborative, interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences among full-time resident faculty across Rutgers and at NJIT, and (ii) support pilot experiments that will lead to sustained funding from an external agency (e.g., NIH). There are two categories of pilot grants available; each award is limited to $40,000 direct costs and no indirect costs or overhead are allowed. For both type of pilots, collaborative multidisciplinary efforts are encouraged. The deadline for these applications is 5 PM, Monday, October 8th, 2018. For information on how to apply click here.

Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders- R01, R21 & R03 opportunities

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Basic research into the pathophysiology of ASD, including research on brain mechanisms and genetics, is of special interest. Also of high priority are clinical and applied investigations that may lead to the development of new treatments and interventions.

NINDS Program Project Grant (P01)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to enable submission of program project grant applications that propose to conduct innovative, interactive research to answer significant scientific questions that are important for the mission of NINDS, via a synergistic collaboration between outstanding scientists who might not otherwise collaborate. The program project grant is designed to support research in which the funding of several interdependent highly meritorious projects as a group offers significant scientific advantages over support of these same projects as individual research grants.

Faculty Candidate Seminar:

Monday, September 24, 2018. 12 PM, Medical Science Bldg., B-Level, Room 610, New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Ave., Newark, NJ. "Pathogenic role for Microtubule Regulating Pathways in Neurodegeneration and CIPN". Francesca Bartolini, PhD, Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, NY.

Faculty Candidate Seminar:

Tuesday, September 25, 2018. 10 AMSchool of Public Health, Room 3B (3rd floor), 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ. "The Sins of the Fathers: Transgenerational Effects of Paternal Cocaine"Robert Christopher Pierce, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Rutgers-Princeton Computational Cognitive Neuropsychiatry meeting

Bi-weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 10-11 AM. Meeting schedule available here

  • Chairman’s Conference Room, D-203, Psychiatry/UBHC building, 671 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ
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The 2018-2019 BHI Plenary seminar series

New!! The schedule for the 2018-2019 BHI Plenary Seminar Series is available now. Check out the prominent neuroscientists BHI will be hosting this year.

BHI Plenary Seminar: Paul J. Kenny

Thursday, September 20, 2018. 12.30 PM, Seminar Room 3B (3rd floor), School of Public Health Building, 683 Hoes Lane West, Busch campus, Piscataway. "The Habenula and Nicotine Addiction". Paul J. Kenny PhD, Ward-Coleman Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Director, Drug Discovery Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY.

Live webcast to NJMS, RU-Newark, RU-Camden, Va- East Orange and Kessler Foundation.

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Fourth Annual Rutgers BHI Symposium

Save the Date! Friday, November, 30, 2018. This year the symposium will be held at Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. Keynote Speaker- Dr. Richard Youle, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Biochemistry Section, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, NINDS, Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Youle received an A.B. degree from Albion College and his Ph.D. degree from the University of South Carolina where he worked on the protein toxin ricin. His lab explored the molecular mechanisms of programmed cell death showing how Bcl-2 family members participate with mitochondria to control cell survival. Most recently his lab has discovered functions and interrelationships among proteins mutated in familial Parkinson’s disease. His current work focuses on molecular mechanisms of autophagy, mitochondrial quality control and neurodegenerative disorders. He has published over 240 papers (>58,000 citations; h-index~ 104).

Registration information and Poster abstracts invitations will be sent out in September.