Welcome to the “Enhancing Neuroscientific Discovery Through Diverse Communities 2021” virtual event, developed by the Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP). As a part of a multifaceted approach to increase connectivity during these difficult times, SfN is hosting this virtual conference for NSP Scholars, NSP Alumni, and members of other NSP partner programs including BRAINS, D-SPAN, MINDS, and SPINES.
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Gina Poe, PhD
Gina Poe is a neuroscientist and a professor in the department of integrative biology and physiology, and the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles and is on the executive committee to UCLA’s Brain Research Institute. Poe’s lab research is dedicated to the study of the role of sleep for learning and memory consolidation, including the mechanisms that fail that process in mental disorders. She graduated with a BA in human biology from Stanford University then entered the UCLA Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program (NSIDP) where she was appointed as a predoctoral trainees on a Basic Sleep training program.
Julio J. Ramirez, PhD
Julio J. Ramirez is the Chair and R. Stuart Dickson Professor of Psychology at Davidson College, founding president of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, and council member of SfN. He is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama. Ramirez earned his BS from Fairfield University, and his MA and PhD from Clark University.
Lisa M. Savage, PhD
Lisa M. Savage is a professor and chair of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Savage is a member of the Ojibwa Nation. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota and did her postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Beyond her NIAAA funded research program (NADIA and DEARC) that investigates alcohol-related brain and behavioral dysfunction, she has been committed to training the next generation of underrepresented students (PI on SUNY Upstate Bridges Program).