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

Class of 2022
Eric Emmons

Eric Emmons

Class of 2018
Victoria Muller Ewald

8

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

Carver College of Medicine Research Events

INI Seminar: Mark Laubach, PhD

Friday, June 7, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Carver Biomedical Research Building
Title TBD Mark Laubach, PhD Professor of Neuroscience American University
Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom) promotional image

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom)

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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.
Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop (Zoom) promotional image

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop (Zoom)

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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.
Hardin Open Workshops - Systematic Reviews, Part 1: Nuts & Bolts (In-Person & Zoom) promotional image

Hardin Open Workshops - Systematic Reviews, Part 1: Nuts & Bolts (In-Person & Zoom)

Thursday, June 20, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hardin Library for Health Sciences
This class will provide a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review. Topics will include the following: standards and criteria to consider, establishing a plan, registering a protocol, developing a research question, determining where to search, identifying search terms, reporting search strategies, and managing references. PLEASE NOTE Advance registration is required for Zoom classes, though walk-ins are welcome for in-person classes. Virtual registrants will be...
Hardin Open Workshops - Systematic Reviews, Part 2: Literature Searching (In-Person & Zoom) promotional image

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...
Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom) promotional image

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.
Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Basic - Online Version (Zoom) promotional image

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.
Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop (In-Person and Zoom) promotional image

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...
Hardin Open Workshops - ORCiD: Open Researcher and Contributor ID (Zoom) promotional image

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...
Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom) promotional image

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.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Events

4th Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory promotional image

4th Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

Saturday, July 13, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ashton Cross Country Course
Join researchers in collecting, observing, and recording biodiversity at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory in our 4th Annual BioBlitz. Your findings will inform a major research project and will contribute to the fourth data point in a multi-year documentation of how diversity changes at this site over time. Collections will be housed with the UI Museum of Natural History. Registration is required + free. Sign up link is here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bduk9LKkk5nSZls