1. Nash Family Department of Neuroscience

Groups and Events

We are proud of the familial community fostered within our Department. Through regular events and active groups and associations, you will create lasting friendships and mentorships with your peers and faculty. We strongly encourage our students, postdocs, trainees, and faculty to take advantage of the activities happening in the Nash Family Department of Neuroscience and throughout the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Attend an Event

The Department hosts several events throughout the year where you can network with peers, work in the community, and expand your learning.

Mount Sinai Neuroscience seminars (MSNseminars) is a seminar series and competitive program organized by our postdoctoral fellows. Leading postdocs from around the country are selected and invited to give an institutional seminar and meet with the neuroscience community at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

2023 - 2024 Speakers

  • November 16, 2023
    Rory Coleman, PhD, Rockefeller University
    A modular circuit architecture coordinates the diversification of courtship strategies in Drosophila.
  • December 12, 2023
    Miguel Ángel Lujan Perez, PhD, University of Maryland
    A sex-specific transcriptomic program controls the motivational maladaptations induced by prenatal cannabis exposure.
  • January 18, 2024
    Travis Faust, PhD, UMass Chan Medical School
    Microglia-astrocyte crosstalk during activity-dependent synaptic remodeling.
  • February 15, 2024
    Sylvanus Toikumo, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
    The genetic architecture of pain intensity in the Million Veteran Program.
  • March 21, 2024
    Ana Uzquiano, PhD, Harvard University
    Brain organoids to model human cerebral cortex development and associated disorders.
  • April 18, 2024
    Wendy Xin PhD, University of California San Francisco
    Oligodendrocytes and myelin restrict experience-dependent neuronal plasticity.
  • May 16, 2024
    Tara Raam, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
    Prefrontal basis of collective response to environmental challenge.
  • May 30, 2024
    Laura Rupprecht, PhD, Duke University
    A gut cell for food reward.
  • June 20, 2024
    Jean-Paul Noel, PhD, New York University
    A common computational and neural deficit across mouse models of autism.
  • July 18, 2024
    Li Wang, PhD, University of California San Francisco
    A cross-species proteomic map reveals neoteny of human synapse development.

The Friedman Brain Institute hosts a Neuroscience Retreat held in the spring of each year. Neuroscience is multidisciplinary by nature. Reflecting this, the scientists and physicians that contribute to the neurosciences at Mount Sinai hail from a variety of departments and campuses.

The 15th Annual Neuroscience Retreat was presented by the Friedman Brain Institute, the Neuroscience Graduate Program, and the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine. The 2023 retreat was held on May 12 at the Riverside Church, and was organized by Alexander W. Charney, MD, PhD and Niamh Mullins, PhD.

Learn more about the 15th Annual Neuroscience Retreat here.

Save the Date for our 16th Annual Neuroscience Retreat

For information about the 2024 retreat, please contact Vena Persaud  or  Veronica Szarejko.

The Friedman Brain Institute at Icahn Mount Sinai is deeply committed to promoting brain health by sharing our expertise with our partners and the local community. In celebration of Brain Awareness Week, Mentoring in Neuroscience Discovery at Sinai (MiNDS) with support from the Friedman Brain Institute and the Center for Excellence in Youth Education, hosts an annual Brain Awareness Fair for local students, their parents, and community members. Learn more about our Brain Awareness Week activities here.

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