Annual Retreat

2021 Annual Retreat


September 29 - October 1, 2021 

Holiday Inn, Wrightsville Beach, NC

The formal scientific component of the retreat includes a distinguished guest speaker, faculty, postdoc and student talks, and several poster sessions. Informal components of the retreat include casual scientific discussions, a student-hosted dinner for the guest speaker, highly anticipated student and faculty skits, live music, and heavy socializing.

The retreat is a student-organized event: fourth year students take the lead role in planning the retreat and, with input from the entire student body, select a speaker, choose the venue, and decide important aspects of the scientific and social planning.

Shai Silberberg, Ph.D.
Director of Research Quality at NIH NINDS

Dr. Shai D. Silberberg is the Director for Research Quality at the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) leading the Institute efforts to increase the excellence of science and the completeness of research reporting.  

Lisa Stowers, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research









Dr. Lisa Stowers is a full professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA. Her research uses molecular approaches to identify how neurons function to generate complex mammalian behavior.


For questions related to the retreat contact Jorg Grandl.

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