GW Researchers Participate in Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Experts presented posters and shared their work at the 47th annual meeting held in Washington, D.C. last week.

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GW authors contributed to 58 posters presented during the 47th annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C. (Logan Werlinger/ GW Today)
November 16, 2017

George Washington University scientists made significant contributions to the Society for Neuroscience’s recent 47th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. through poster presentations, development workshops and a textbook launch.

The meeting—the largest single gathering of neuroscientists in the world—gave GW faculty, fellows, students and staff access to the wide array of information that defines neuroscience as a dynamic field, said Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, director of the GW Institute for Neuroscience,  the Jeffrey Lieberman Professor of Neurosciences and professor of pharmacology and physiology at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

“The gathering of so many colleagues in GW's home city gives our neuroscience community a special opportunity to remind colleagues, current graduate students from across the globe and other potential students and postdoctoral fellows of the opportunities for neuroscience research and training at GW,” he said.

GW authors contributed to 58 posters presented during the meeting, and GW authors were involved with five nanosymposiums. Bob Miller, senior dean for research at SMHS, also held a professional development workshop on how to be successful in academia.

The sixth edition of the textbook “Neuroscience” launched during the annual meeting. The edition was co-authored and edited by Dr. LaMantia.

Dr. LaMantia praised the efforts of Leo Chalupa, vice president for research, Dr. Miller and partners at the Children’s National Health System Center for Neuroscience Research for ensuring GW was a gracious and active host for this week's scientific events. Dr. Chalupa recently wrote about the meeting and the importance of American leadership in the field for The Hill.

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