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.

2024 Conference Details

Sunday, April 21

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. 

Register to Attend

Abstract and Data Blitz submittion details to come.


Location and Directions

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

Maps and directions to our North Haven Campus


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Keynote Speaker: Alex Kwan, PhD

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Alex Kwan, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University
“Psychedelic drug action on neural circuits”

Alex Kwan is an Associate Professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. He is broadly interested in the neurobiology of drugs for treating depression. His work has revealed how compounds such as ketamine and psychedelics impact dendrites and cortical microcircuits to enhance neural plasticity. Alex supports open science by posting preprints and sharing data and code for all of the lab’s recent studies. He received a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics at Simon Fraser University in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Cornell University in 2009. From 2013 to 2022, he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Outside of the lab, Alex enjoys drinking a good cup of espresso and rock climbing with his kids.

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Representative Publications

Psilocybin induces rapid and persistent growth of dendritic spines in frontal cortex in vivo

A dendrite-focused framework for understanding the actions of ketamine and psychedelics

Ketamine disinhibits dendrites and enhances calcium signals in prefrontal dendritic spines

NEURON By the Numbers

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10+ Consecutive Years

Since Fall 2010, Quinnipiac University has hosted the annual NEURON Conference for over 10 consecutive years.

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+120 Annual Projects

On average 100 undergraduate posters, close to 20 graduate posters and 12 data blitz talks are presented each conference.

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350+ Yearly Attendees

Students and faculty throughout the northeast gather at the conference to learn about new developments and share ideas.

Past NEURON Conferences

2023 NEURON Conference

Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Shansky, PhD

"What have we been missing? New insights into Pavlovian fear conditioning from careful consideration of sex as a biological variable" 


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:

  • 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 undergraduate and graduate students