Welcome to the Texas A&M Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

(SfN-TAMU Chapter)

We are the local chapter representing East and Central Texas for the Society for Neuroscience.

 

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As residents of the East-Central Texas and Brazos Valley, we are united by our interest in the field of neuroscience, encompassing both basic research and clinical relevance.  We strive to remain current with regard to scientific discoveries, novel treatments and therapeutics designed for improving the condition of those suffering from neurological injuries and diseases.  Together, we aim to gain a better insight into the root causes of injuries and diseases, such as spinal cord injury, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and many more ailments affecting both humans and animals alike.

A lot of us are faculty members (including physicians and veterinarians), undergraduate  and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research trainees of various levels at     the Texas A&M University System, who are actively conducting neuroscience research.

 

What we do:

Collectively, we aid the facilitation of collaborative efforts within the Texas A&M University System, bridging the gap between disciplines and uniting basic research investigators, clinicians, and veterinarians at local hospitals and healthcare institutions.

Ultimately, our commitment to the advancement of neuroscience has an influence on mankind world-wide.  Similarly, we believe in strengthening scientific understanding within our communities of Brazos Valley and to the greater East-Central Texas region.  As such,  we utilize educational opportunities within our local grade schools and clinics to create   public awareness with regard to current neuroscience research, modern therapies and prevention measures.

In addition to our educational outreach programs, we collaborate with multiple local support-groups and professional associations, such as the Alzheimer’s Association and Multiple Sclerosis organization in efforts to aid in providing a network of support and guidance for patients, their families and care takers.  Often, the struggle and effort to keep pushing forward may be daunting to these patients and their loved ones alike, so we strive to help them make today better than yesterday.

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Upcoming Events:

SfN-TAMU Chapter 2014-2015 annual poster session and vendor show

Our 2014-2015 annual neuroscience poster competition and vendor show will take place on December 03rd, 2014 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at the Interdisciplinary Life Science Building, Texas A&M University.  Many of our students and trainees will present their neweest findings in this annual event.  Please come and join us!

 

 

Recent Events:

Brazos Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Please join us this Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater.

Please visit the website: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2014/TX-HoustonandSoutheastTexas?team_id=250321&pg=team&fr_id=5444 to register on-line.  You may also register on-site. Our team from SfN-TAMU Chapter and Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (TAMIN), the TAMIN Neurons, will be there walking with you!

Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
1013 Colgate St., College Station, TX 77843


Election for the upcoming 2014-2015 SfN-TAMU Chapter Officers.

New officers have been elected.  Thank you very much for your votes.

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The 6th Annual Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (TAMIN) Symposium

The 6th Annual TAMIN Symposium took place on April 11th, 2014, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS). Neuroscientists from southeast and central Texas participated in this symposium.  The symposium featured the keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Lichtman from Harvard University.  The symposium was co-sponsered by SfN-TAMU Chapter.

TAMIN Symposium Poster

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2014 Brazos Valley Dementia Conference: Enhancing Care With Positive Approaches

The 4th annual Brazos Valley Dementia Conference was taken place on March 20th, 2014, from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Bryan Campus (Health Professions Education Building, Room LL44).

This Conference was hosted by the Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in partnership with the SfN-TAMU Chapter and other entities (Texas A&M Health Science Center, the School of Rural Public Health, Texas Brain and Spine Institute).

Brazos Valley registration

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The 19th Annual English Tea for members of the Brazos Valley Multiple Sclerosis Patient's Support Group (BVMSPSG)

Do you know that March is the Brain Awareness Month, as well as the Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month?  Drs. Jane Welsh and Jianrong Li of SfN-TAMU and Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience (TAMIN) hosted the 19th Annual English Tea benefiting members of the Brazos Valley Multiple Sclerosis Patient's Support Group (BVMSPSG) in the Mark Francis Room at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences on February 8, 2014.

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SfN-TAMU Chapter 2013-2014 annual poster session and vendor show

Our 2013-2014 annual neuroscience poster competition and vendor show took place on January 29th, 2014 at the Interdisciplinary Life Science Building, Texas A&M University.  Many of our students and trainees participated in this annual event.

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Brain Day at Henderson Elementary School, an at-risk school in College Station, TX

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