WRITE A THESIS
For a thesis which falls into category 4: The thesis will have a maximum of 20 pages, double spaced with 1-inch margins and 11-point font. The reference list should include at least 30 scientific journal articles. Format should be written in the style of a Neuron review article.
present A POSTER
Be prepared to present your research, using your poster as a visualization, and answer questions from your reviewers, faculty, and other students.
Please see the following link for helpful poster presentation guidelines:
ATTEND A MINIMUM OF 2 THESIS/POSTER DEVELOPMENT INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
“What could be more challenging and more interesting and more important than understanding the human brain? It’s got it all. Computational processes, biological mechanisms, genetics; any aspect of biology you’re interested in, it’s important to brain function and it needs to be mastered before we will understand how it all works together. It’s the perfect puzzle.”
- John Maunsell, Ph.D
Director of the Neuroscience Institute
NSCI MBL Spring Quarter
The NSCI MBL Spring Quarter will allow a small group of students to participate in an immersive neuroscience quarter at the MBL. There are three NSCI specific courses, each of which will have a lecture and lab component. Each course will take advantage of the diversity of research experiences that can only be accessed at MBL. Each NSCI course will have a duration of 3 weeks. Together these three courses comprise a full quarter 3-course schedule.
The Fundamentals of Synapses course will examine the structure and function of the synapse, the means through which neurons communicate. Much of our fundamental understanding of the synapse arises from classic studies using marine and aquatic models.
The Neurons and Glia course will provide in-depth analysis of the molecular and cell biology of the nervous system using advanced imaging and molecular biological approaches.
The Dynamic Camouflage: Behavior, Visual Perception and Neural Skin Patterning in Cephalopods course will take an integrative approach to the examination of the neurally controlled system of dynamic defense against visual predators.
Students may also register for a Visual Language course that can be used to fulfill the general education requirement in the Arts, and/or they may register for an MBL version of Physics III rather than one of the NSCI courses.
Please visit the NSCI MBL Spring Quarter site for further details.