Quinnipiac University

BS in Behavioral Neuroscience NEURON Conference

NEURON, or the Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience, is an organization that provides an open forum for undergraduates and graduates to discuss their research and enhance collaboration among neuroscience educators.

2023 Conference Details

Sunday, April 23

Quinnipiac welcomes industry leaders in the field of neuroscience to share work and participate in workshops at the annual NEURON conference. Attendees may also enjoy a tour of Quinnipiac's Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and School of Nursing facilities on our North Haven Campus. 

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Submit an Abstract

Present a Data Blitz


Location and Directions

Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University
370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT 06473

Maps and directions to our North Haven Campus


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Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Shansky, PhD

Rebecca Shansky
Rebecca Shansky, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Northeastern University
What have we been missing? New insights into Pavlovian fear conditioning from careful consideration of sex as a biological variable

Rebecca Shansky earned her PhD in Neurobiology at Yale University and completed postdoctoral work at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before joining the faculty in the Psychology Department at Northeastern University in 2011. She directs the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy and Behavior, where her team uses rodent models to explore the links between brain structure and function, focusing on how individual differences in response to trauma shape long-term memories. She is a vocal advocate for gender and sex equity in experimental design, highlighted recently in her Science Magazine Perspective piece, “Are hormones a ‘female problem’ for animal research?”

Learn more about Rebecca Shansky

Representative Publications

Darting across space and time: parametric modulators of sex-biased conditioned fear responses

Are hormones a 'female problem' for animal research

Sounding the alarm: sex differences in rat ultrasonic vocalizations during Pavlovian fear conditioning and extinction

Workshops and Exhibitions

  • Careers in Science Panel

  • Surgical Neurophysiology and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

  • Detectives of Undiagnosed Disease and Bioinformatics

  • Effective Resume Writing: 6 Strategies to Make Your Resume Stand Out

  • Poster Sessions for undergraduate and graduate students

  • Data Blitz Talks for graduate and graduate students

Register to Attend

Submit an Abstract

Present a Data Blitz

2022 NEURON Conference

Keynote Speaker: Gerard Sanacora, PhD, MD

"The Long and Winding Road; Ketamine’s Journey from Proof-of-Concept Drug to FDA Approved Antidepressant Medication"


Workshops and Sessions

Following the keynote address, attendees may partake in a number of workshops and sessions tailored to their unique interests and areas of expertise, including:

  • Data Blitz Talks (Undergrad and Grad)

  • Careers in Science Panel

  • Surgical Neurophysiology (IONM)

  • Detectives of Undiagnosed Disease (Bioinformatics)

  • Strategies for Effective Personnel Management in Undergraduate Research Laboratories