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Neuroscience Institute Events

To bring together the neuroscience community and stay abreast of the latest research developments, the Neuroscience Institute welcomes researchers from across NYU and NYU Langone campuses to attend our seminars, colloquia, lectures, and annual retreat.

See our full events calendar and our graduate training events calendar.

Joint Neuroscience Colloquia

The Joint Neuroscience Colloquia series features distinguished speakers from around the world who visit the university to share cutting-edge research and meet with faculty and trainees. For more than a decade, this series has been jointly sponsored by NYU’s Center for Neural Science and neuroscience groups within NYU Langone to help build community and foster collaborations across departments and campuses.

Weekly Group Meeting

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to present their ongoing research to the community during our weekly group meeting. What started as a small group has become a popular forum, with more than 35 labs participating in 2019–20.


CoNNExINS, or Colloquium at NYU for Networking: Extramural for Invited Neuroscience Students, is a joint symposium co-sponsored by NYU Center for Neural Science. Created in 2021, CoNNExINS provides an opportunity for advanced graduate students from outside NYU to present their work to our joint research communities. Our goal through this series is to increase diversity in the postdoctoral scholars recruited to our unique and collaborative training environment. Further, the experience is a valuable opportunity for senior graduate students to share their research and receive feedback from NYU faculty and trainees while connecting with prospective laboratories for a postdoctoral position.

The 2023 symposium was held on June 8 and 9, 2023. Learn more about CoNNExINS.

SPiNES Lectures

The Neuroscience Institute hosts Seminars by Postdocs in Neuroscience: Extramural Series, or SPiNES. This monthly event invites postdoctoral researchers from outside of NYU Langone to present their work in an hour-long seminar, to meet one-on-one with faculty, and to engage our community in informal discussions. This seminar series started in 2011 and brings advanced postdocs from the northeast region to NYU Langone for a formal seminar, a full day of one-on-one faculty meetings, and to engage our community in informal discussions.

We aim to attract the best and brightest from the local region with a twofold goal: to provide talented young scientists with an unprecedented opportunity to share their research and receive feedback from NYU Langone faculty, postdocs, and students; and to provide NYU Langone postdocs with an opportunity to network with the next generation of faculty before they move on to faculty positions. Speakers will receive a small honorarium and will be reimbursed for travel.

Nearly 70 percent of speakers in this series have gone on to independent faculty positions at institutions such as Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California, San Francisco, and Harvard University.

The nomination process for 2023–24 SPiNES is now closed. Please direct any inquiries about SPiNES to Rihan Hassad, MPH, senior project coordinator, Neuroscience Institute, at

Rodolfo Llinás Lecture

The Neuroscience Institute created the annual Rodolfo Llinás lecture series in recognition of Rodolfo Llinás, MD, PhD, and his exemplary contributions to the field of neuroscience throughout his long and distinguished career. György Buzsáki, MD, PhD, presented this honor to Dr. Llinás at the 2013 Brain Meets Cognition Symposium. The Llinás lecture series features prominent neuroscientists whose areas of expertise build upon the seminal contributions of Dr. Llinás. Special thanks to Donna and Roys Poyiadjis for their continued support of this annual event.

The next annual Rodolfo Llinás lecture will take place on October 2, 2023, at NYU Langone in Manhattan. Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Yang Dan, Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley.

Neuroscience Retreat

Each year, NYU Langone hosts a neuroscience retreat to highlight important science currently under way in our labs. All members of the NYU neuroscience community and beyond are encouraged to attend. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students present their work through short talks and posters.

The 2023 neuroscience retreat took place from April 27 through April 29 at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Westchester County, New York. Our keynote speaker this year was Dr. Hopi Hoekstra of Harvard University.

View the 2023 Neuroscience Retreat agenda.