26th Annual Neuroscience at Storrs

2023 Neuroscience at Storrs photos

On behalf of the Neuroscience Steering Committee, you are cordially invited to the 26th ANNUAL NEUROSCIENCE AT STORRS SYMPOSIUM on October 10, 2023, in Dodd / Bousfield on the Storrs campus. Scroll down to register.

This annual event brings together the neuroscience community at UConn from across diverse departments and schools including the departments of Physiology and Neurobiology, Psychological Sciences, Neuroscience (UCHC), Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering and The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The 26th annual NEUROSCIENCE AT STORRS is packed with an inspiring keynote lecture, exciting research talks, and an expert clinical panel to discuss current and future directions in psychedelic medicine.

All events are open to interested undergraduates, grad students, postdocs, staff and faculty from across UConn departments and schools and fellow Universities across the New England region.


Keynote Speaker: ALEX KWAN, Associate Professor of Engineering at Cornell University

Seminar Title: "From dendrites to circuits: dissecting the drug action of psychedelics"

In addition, on October 10, starting at 3:00 pm, we will be hosting a data blitz (short-format podium presentations from grad students and postdocs), a discussion panel with clinical experts, and a poster session (from grad students, postdocs, undergrads, staff and faculty). Students and postdoctoral fellows are enthusiastically encouraged to participate in the poster and data blitz presentations. Please sign up below.


Clinical Panel (listed below): Professionals from UConn, Yale, and private practice will discuss current and future directions in psychedelic medicine.

Lori Calabrese, M.D.
Innovative Psychiatry LLC
South Windsor, CT

Terence H. W. Ching, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine

Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine

Kristin Waters, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP
Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut

C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP
University of Connecticut


Data Blitz: Trainees from UConn and UConn Health will present their research in a concise manner to a diverse audience. Each talk is 3 minutes long and limited to 3-4 PowerPoint slides. The bell will be rung at the end of the 3 minutes. There will be 2 minutes for Q & A.


Posters & Reception: During the poster session, Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers from across the region will present their work in poster format. All attendees are welcome. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be provided during the poster session.


For general inquiries about the event, please contact Prof. Greg Sartor (gregory.sartor@uconn.edu) in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences.



Tentative Itinerary, October 10, 2023:

3:00-3:45 PM   Student/Postdoc data blitz

3:45-4:15 PM  Expert Panel to discuss current and future directions in psychedelic medicine

4:15-430 PM   Coffee break

4:30-6:00 PM   Keynote Speaker, Alex Kwan

6:00-8:00 PM   Poster Session and Reception

Use this form to RSVP as an attendee only

Use this form if you wish to be considered for the poster session (limited spots available)

Use this form if you wish to be considered for the DataBlitz Talks (limited spots available)