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Our First Science Cafe!!

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Tonight!  It’s our first ever Science Cafe event!


“Cerebral Conversation: How Brain Cells Talk to Each Other.”

Come on out to Wise Man Brewing and hear Dr. Chelcie Heaney speak on cellular communication in the …

Brain Awareness Week!!

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Are you ready for Brain Awareness Week?  We are!  This year, BAW runs from March 13th through March 17th.  We can’t wait!!

Come join us at Kaleideum North on Saturday, March 11th from 10-1 and Wednesday, March 15th from 9-12:30.  …

Congratulations to Dr. Godwin!!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Dwayne Godwin for receiving this year’s

Mentor of the Year Award from the

Office of Women in Medicine and Science.


Learn more about Dr. Godwin’s lab here.

Alzheimer’s Month

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Did you know that November is National Alzheimer’s Month?  The estimated cost for Alzheimer’s Disease has grown to $236 billion for 2016. More than a ‘memory disease’, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in North Carolina.  It is …

Inspiring Future Neuroscientists?

Friday, October 14th, 2016

We had a great time with the students, staff and parents from Broadview Middle School last night.  Thanks for letting us come and talk about the brain!

bms-bac brains future-neuroscientist marlena monkey-brain plasticity


Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Here it is – the latest edition of The Neurotransmitter!!  Enjoy!!…

And The Winners Are…

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

A belated congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Rowland and Dr. Brian McCool!

Dr. Rowland is in the department of Neurobiology and Anatomy and was honored with the Teacher of the Year award for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Among lectures in

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Monday, September 26th, 2016

How much do you know about spinal cord injuries?  Did you know that September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month?

Spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by motor vehicle crashes, but are also found as a result of violence, …

ICYMI – Dr. Jones on SciWorks!

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

jones  The Ups and Downs of Dopamine

Dr. Sarah Jones talked with SciWorks last week about dopamine and behavior.  Missed it?  Check it out here: http://www.wfdd.org/story/ups-and-downs-dopamine


Interested in Joining?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The WFU Brain Awareness Council will be holding the 2016 interest meeting in Hanes 1064 September 15th at 5:30.  The BAC is open to all students, Graduate or Undergraduate, from any major, concentration or program.  It’s a great way to …