CNC Thesis Defenses: Charlie Fieseler

Physics graduate student Charlie Fieseler, mentored by CNC theorist Nathan Kutz, recently successfully defended his thesis on neuronal dynamics in the model organism C. elegans. Taking advantage of the experimental insight into  behavioral encoding of the neuronal activity and the underlying structural circuits in C. elegans, Fieseler proposed a framework for C. elegans neuronal dynamics from a control theory perspective. The model suggested a core dynamic system that produced simple signals, which were [...]

CNC and Allen Institute for Brain Science Connectomics Workshop

On October 29 and 30, the CNC is hosting a joint workshop, From connectome to model, with the Allen Institute for Brain Science, supported by the Swartz Foundation through the UW Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. The schedule is below. October 29 Center for Neural Technology (UW Gates Center CSE2 Room 382) 9:00am Opening talk from Clay Reid 10:00am Nathan Kutz 10:30am Srini Turaga 11:00am Shaul Druckmann 11:30am Stefan Mihalas 12:00pm Lunch 1:00pm [...]

Four new graduate students join the Computational Neuroscience Graduate Training Program

We're excited to announce that four new graduate students will join the Computational Neuroscience Graduate Training Program, now in its ninth year. Admission to the program is highly competitive, and students are selected by the CNTG leadership team based on the strength of submitted proposals. Each student will receive up to 2 years of funding from the NIH to support their doctoral work. Doris Voina is a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics, and [...]

Swartz Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships – call for applications now open

The UW CNC is thrilled to announce we are seeking postdoctoral applicants for fellowship positions with the Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. Supported by generous funding from the Swartz Foundation, two prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the UW CNC. Fellows will join the vibrant, collaborative UW theoretical neuroscience community. This fellowship provides the unique opportunity to work with any of the CNC’s faculty members, with the freedom to design and develop projects [...]

Anna Jafarpour awarded BRAIN Initiative Pathway to Independence Fellowship

The CNC is thrilled to congratulate Anna Jafarpour, postdoctoral fellow with CNC faculty member Beth Buffalo, on receiving a BRAIN Initiative Pathway to Independence K99/R00 Award. The award will fund Anna as she completes her postdoctoral work and begins the transition to an independent faculty position. She is a part of the first class of researchers awarded BRAIN Initiative-specific K99 awards. Anna completed her PhD at the University College London in 2014. In [...]

Graduate Training Program in Computational Neuroscience applications now open!

We are happy to announce that applications for 2019 admission to our graduate training programs is now open! The Computational Neuroscience Graduate Training Program provides up to 2 years of funding to students working in theoretical and computational neuroscience. You must be a current UW PhD student to apply. Limited positions are available for non-US citizens. For more information and the application, please visit the CNTG page. Applications are due August 10. Applications [...]