Project Synapse

UCLA Neuroscience Postdoctoral Scholars are invited to join Project Synapse, a postdoctoral group sponsored by the UCLA Brain Research Institute.

Project Synapse offers a strong network of colleagues, career development workshops, and opportunities to participate in K-12 outreach and teaching activities. Members participate in ongoing visits to local Los Angeles K-12 schools to teach and inspire interest in Neuroscience, higher education, and STEM careers. The group meets monthly.

Events include monthly career development workshops on:

  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Networking 
  • Time management
  • Curriculum Vitae tips
  • Grant writing guidance
  • Leadership skills
  • And more!

Handouts from previous workshops are available to Project Synapse members for review here. These are password protected.

For more information, or if you are a current Project Synapse member and would like to receive your password,

please email project

Project Synapse's faculty leader is: 

Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, Semel Institute and DGSOM,

Director of Postdoctoral Outreach and Educational Programs, UCLA Brain Research Institute