Neuroscience Student Association

At the Univeristy of Michigan

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About the NSA

Neuroscience is, at its very core, an interdisciplinary subject. It requires a relatively deep understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. Beyond that, when it is crossed with computer programming, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or animal studies, it gains an even broader scope of possibilities. We hope to expose students to the many facets of this broad, advancing field.

We believe that neuroscience is fascinating, and the field as a whole contains a wide array of opportunities that serve to reach advancements in applied science and health. Many students enter the University of Michigan with a limited understanding of careers available to them, and we hope to broaden their horizons by exposing them to medicine, public health, research, and engineering.

The mission of this organization is to benefit students with an interest in neuroscience in their current roles as undergraduate students and in their future professions in a wide variety of fields by providing networking opportunities, seminars, and exposure to the depth of neuroscience.

Membership Requirements

To be an active member of the Neuroscience Student Association, certain requirements must be fulfilled every semester. These events serve to expose members to different aspects of neuroscience and engage them in activities that will broaden their horizons. Check out our calendar for upcoming events that will fill these requirements.

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Members need to complete 5 events per semester. The 5 events must be one of the following

Speaker Event

Journal Club

Social Event

Professional Development Event

Volunteering/Fundraising Event

Every semester there will also be a:

Club Fee

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Meet the E-Board

Katelyn Wilensky

Major: Neuroscience

"Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear"
-Tony Robins

Jen Gottfried

Major: Neuroscience

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference"
-Winston Churchill

Deeksha Pai
PR and Graphic Design Director

Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Computer Science

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams "
-Dr. Suess

Sarah Erpenbeck
Volunteer/Fundraising Chair

Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Law, Justice, & Social Change

"I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enought to see it "
-Oprah Winfrey

Camille Phaneuf
Professional Development Co-Chair

Majors: Neuroscience & Computational Cognitive Science

"If there's no food, I'm going home"
-Christina Yang

Palak Desai
Professional Development Co-Chair

Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN)

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
-Winston Churchill

Justin McMahon
Social Chair

Major: Neuroscience

"The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story"
-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Heather Sell
Administrative Assistant

Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN)

"There's nothing we can't do if we work hard, never sleep, and shirk all other responsibilities in our lives."
- Leslie Knope

Maheshram Madasamy
Journal Club Co-Chair

Major: Neuroscience

"To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail"
-Michael Jordan

Michael Lichomski
Journal Club Co-Chair

Major: Neuroscience
Minor: Polish

"Courage is grace under pressure"
-Ernest Hemingway


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