Director Spotlight

On location with Neuroscience Program Director Daniel Tranel, PhD


"Join the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Iowa and become part of the bright team of scientists trying to solve the mystery of the human brain."

Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Provides collaborative support for the neuroscience community.

Outstanding Alumni 

Alex Petrucci

Alex Petrucci

Eric Emmons

Eric Emmons

Victoria Muller Ewald

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DISSERTATION PRIZE WINNERS AWARDED BY THE GRADUATE COLLEGE. Joseph Parvizi, Michael Koenigs, and Benton Purnell (right) EARNED THE SPRIESTERSBACH DISSERTATION PRIZE. Matthew Sutterer, Arianna Rigon, Banu Gumusoglu, Victoria Muller Ewald (left) and Alex Petrucci WON THE REX MONTGOMERY DISSERTATION PRIZE.

Benton Purnell
Serena Gumusoglu
"The fact that I was able to perform at this level and do this work is representative of this program. The strength of the Neuroscience Program at the University of Iowa is what makes it such a destination program for people.”

Banu Gumusoglu, PhD

2020 winner, Rex Montgomery Dissertation Prize

News & Events

Amy Belfi

Congratulations to program alumna Amy Belfi, PhD on receiving the 2024 Psychonomic Society Early Career Award

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Amy Belfi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She received her B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College, her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa, and completed postdoctoral training at New York University. She is a recent recipient of the Rising Star designation from the Association for Psychological Science (2021) and currently serves as co-Editor of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.
20240509 - Marco Pipoly Student First Author Journal Article

Congratulations to Marco Pipoly on his first author publication

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Dr. Nandakumar Narayanan featured in Vox article, "Dopamine, explained"

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Dopamine detoxing, hacking, and fasting: Is any of it real?

Carver College of Medicine Research Events

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Hardin Open Workshops - Systematic Reviews, Part 2: Literature Searching (In-Person & Zoom)

Thursday, June 27, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hardin Library for Health Sciences
This class will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review. Topics will include techniques for developing search strategies, deciding which databases to search and how to seek out grey literature for a given topic. There will also be discussion on selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies, and saving and organizing references. We suggest that “Nuts and Bolts of a Systematic Review” be taken before...
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Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
This hands-on session will help you improve your searching through best practices for basic and advanced searching and show you features for saving or exporting citations. The session will also help you understand medical subject headings (MeSH) and how they improve your search as well as the benefits of a MyNCBI account. PLEASE NOTE: Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.
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Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Basic - Online Version (Zoom)

Monday, July 15, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.
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Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop (In-Person and Zoom)

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hardin Library for Health Sciences
EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on, and there will be time for questions at the end. PLEASE NOTE Advance registration is required to participate on Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30...
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Hardin Open Workshops - ORCiD: Open Researcher and Contributor ID (Zoom)

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
What is ORCID? Why would you want one? This session will discuss ORCID, how researchers can benefit from having one, and how ORCID connects with other information systems. This will also be a hands-on workshop where everyone will have the chance to create their own ORCID and learn the most efficient ways to populate their profile with their publications. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the...
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Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom)

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
This hands-on session will help you improve your searching through best practices for basic and advanced searching and show you features for saving or exporting citations. The session will also help you understand medical subject headings (MeSH) and how they improve your search as well as the benefits of a MyNCBI account. PLEASE NOTE: Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.
Hardin Open Workshops: Conducting a Health Sciences Literature Review (In-Person and Zoom) promotional image

Hardin Open Workshops: Conducting a Health Sciences Literature Review (In-Person and Zoom)

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Hardin Library for Health Sciences
The session will offer a framework for conducting a quality health sciences literature review for scholarly projects or publication. Learn tips about how to identify sources, use appropriate search techniques, organize results, and synthesize the body of literature to successfully prepare a review. Key differences in search methodology for reviews in the health sciences will be described, with examples provided. Although introductory material regarding systematic and scoping reviews will be...
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Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop (Zoom)

Thursday, August 22, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on, and there will be time for questions at the end.

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