The fall is a beautiful time of year in New England and the neurosciences are thriving. The latest class of Neuroscience & Behavior Grad students have settled in and are thriving. The Center for Neuroendocrine Studies Symposium was a big success, featuring several inspiring speakers from across the country. Mark your calendars for the Annual Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference on May 11, 2020. Coming up sooner is the Western Mass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Conference on Oct 15th. This is a chance to practice your poster presentation or just see all of the great work that will presented at the annual SfN meeting in Chicago. Here is a list of all of the UMass presentations. IONs just awarded funding for Neuroengineering Seed grants to three interdisciplinary teams of researchers. These projects are pushing the boundaries of neuroscience and engineering closer together. In addition to this internal funding, our students and post-docs are winning awards and fellowships. I hope you have a productive October.
–Paul Katz, IONs Director