Department of Neuroscience

Seminar Series Journal Club


The purpose of the Seminar Series Journal Club is to familiarize students and faculty with the most important scientific contributions of each seminar speaker in advance of the week's seminar. This preparation allows for better comprehension of the weekly seminar topics and a more robust question-and-answer session with the invited speaker.

The Seminar Journal Club is also a for-credit course, required for 1st and 2nd year students enrolled in the neuroscience graduate program. Course directors are Drs. Jeannie Chin and Javier Medina. The course runs from Term 2 through Term 4. The Journal Clubs that fall before, in between, or after school terms are organized by invited speaker’s host lab.

Seminar Series Journal Club meets on Wednesdays from noon - 1 p.m. in room S740 in Smith. Lunch is provided.

If you have any questions about the seminar series journal club, please contact either Sheila Gurwitch at or Dr. Jeannie Chin at Thank you.