Penn Neuroscience Society



If you are curious about how the brain functions and how you can pursue a career in neuroscience, Penn Neuroscience Society is the perfect place for you! Join us for discussions, lectures, and workshops given by some of the world’s most prominent neurologists and neurosurgeons from the University of Pennsylvania.

Penn Neuroscience Society strives to provide a forum of discussion for today’s rapidly developing field of neuroscience. We seek to bring together undergraduate and graduate students who share an avid interest in learning about the human brain and nervous system, potential academic and clinical careers in the field of neuroscience, and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. We want to share our love of neuroscience with both Penn’s campus and the greater Philadelphia community, and we invite you to join us in our mission!


Question: Hi! I am having trouble joining the Zoom session; however, I was wondering if you had a first GBM set up so far or if students interested in joining should keep an eye out on the listserv? Thank you so much! - Isabella Sobejano
The listserv will have links to all of our events and programs coming up, including coffee chats, mentor/mentee pairing, and research committee! Signing up for that will give you access to all the upcoming events. Our slides from the presentation will be posted soon as well!
- Hiba Hamid
Question: Are there going to be in-person events this fall semester? - Anonymous

Yes, there will be in-person events this fall!

- Ronit Patel
Question: Hello! What's the best way to get involved in PNS? Are there applications, and if so, when do they open up? Thank you so much! - Anonymous

Hi! Penn Neuroscience Society does not require any applications to be a part of the club, but you can apply to individual committees such as Journal, Physican Shadowing, or Research Committee. Otherwise, you can attend as a general member and come to our GBMs as well! Let me know if you have any more questions about our club!

Feel free to check out our website tab "ways to get involved" and join our listserv to learn more about the committees and deadlines whenevere they become availiable!

- Alejandra Bahena
Question: Hey guys! What is the difference between BBB Society and Penn Neuroscience Society? I am interested in majoring in neuroscience, and was wondering how you support students on this track. Thanks! - Anonymous

Hi! The BBB society focuses on informing students of ongoing events and programs relating to the Biological Basis of Behavior and is not affiliated with PNS. Here is more information about BBB society:

Penn Neurosience Society (PNS) is a student club that hosts different events and initiatives for students from all backgrounds who are interested in neuroscience. Our main goal is to provide a community for students who are interested in the field of neuroscience by connecting them with other students with similar interests, which has been greately benefitial to students as they navigate their undergrad path and choosing between different majors. Our events include speaker events, GBMs, and initiatives from our journal, physician shadowing and research committees. Having these different events and committees allows PNS to show students the different ways that they can explore careers in neuroscience by listening from different guest speakers and participating in activities related to medicine, research and more. For more information about our events, feel free to check out our website tab "ways to get involved" our reach out to us if you have any more questions!

- Alejandra Bahena



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How to Get Involved

Penn Neuroscience Society is an extremely welcoming and warm-hearted group of individuals. New members can join and get involved beginning with our listserv, which you can join from this page! Additionally, you can join our GBMs which are approximately 4 per semester and are always very fun. PNS also has many committees which members can apply for, hosting many opportunities to get involved with neuroscience!

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