This center leverages the strengths of Carnegie Mellon in cognitive and computational neuroscience and those of the University of Pittsburgh in basic and clinical neuroscience to support a coordinated cross-university research and educational program of international stature.


Neurobiology: Yi Zuo, PhD
Feb 17 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Yi Zuo, PhD
Professor of MCD Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz

Experience-dependent synapse reorganization in the living brain

CNBC Colloquium: Carl Craver
Feb 18 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ECR Series: Stringfield and Spencer
Feb 25 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sierra Stringfield, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Sade Spencer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, University of Minnesota 

Zoom information for these talks can be found in the email announcements or you can reach out to Andreea Bostan at


The CNBC is hosting an inaugural Early Career Research (ECR) Seminar Series. This series features traditionally underrepresented and minority neuroscientists at early career stages (senior graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-stage faculty), who are actively conducting exciting work in fields relevant to the CNBC community. A main goal of the seminar series is to create a platform for outstanding young scientists from diverse backgrounds to share their research and network with the CNBC community.

Because of COVID-19, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Sessions will be virtual. Each session will feature a 30-minute talk from a trainee and a 30-minute talk from an early-career faculty speaker.

Organizing Committee:

  • Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD – Associate Professor, Pitt Psychiatry
  • Andreea Bostan, PhD – Research Assistant Professor, Pitt Neurobiology
  • Kate Hong, PhD – Assistant Professor, CMU Biological Sciences & CMNI
  • Millie Rincon-Cortes, PhD – Research Assistant Professor, Pitt Neuroscience
  • Afonso Silva, PhD – Professor, Pitt Neurobiology
  • Sierra Stringfield, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow, Pitt Psychiatry
  • Gelsy Torres-Ovideo, PhD – Associate Professor, Pitt Bioengineering
  • Sossena Wood, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow, CMU Biomedical Engineering
  • Timothy Verstynen, PhD – Associate Professor, CMU Psychology & CMNI

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