The 2017 UChicago Neuroscience Retreat

Thursday September 28 – Friday September 29

Marina Grand Resort, New Buffalo, MI


Dear Neuroscience Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Faculty,

Please join us for the annual overnight retreat sponsored by the Neuroscience Graduate Programs in the beautiful setting of the Marina Grand Resort.

Room permitting research technicians are welcome.

2017 A.J. Carlson Lectures:

Ken Norman (Psychology, Princeton University): “Decoding brain activity during continuous perception and recall”

Gordon Fishell (Neuroscience & Physiology, NYU): “Making up your mind: the specification and integration of interneurons into the cerebral cortex.”


2017 Retreat Schedule


A chartered coach bus will be available to transport attendees from campus to the Marina Grand Resort on Thursday, September 28th. If your travel plans have changed, please contact Sharon Montgomery at

The bus will leave promptly at 8:30 AM (CST) from the Surgery Brain Research Institute (SBRI), 5812 S. Ellis Avenue. The coach bus will then depart from the Marina Grand Resort on Friday, September 29th at 2:00 PM (EST). The estimated arrival time in Chicago is 2:15 (CST).

Information for those not using provided transportation
(i.e. driving, carpooling)

Marina Grand Resort address:
600 West Water Street
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Scheduled Check-in time: 10:45 AM EST,  Thursday,  September 28th 

Public Transit:
You can take the ‘Wolverine’ Amtrak train (departing from Union Station) directly to New Buffalo, from there it’s a short walk to the resort.



Registration for the Retreat is now closed. If you have registered, you will receive a confirmation message next week. If you have not registered, and would like to attend, or if you would like to cancel your reservation, please contact Elena Rizzo at your earliest convenience.