Project Synapse

Project Synapse

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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 Synapse’s faculty leader is Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D., who is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, at the Semel Institute and DGSOM, and serves as the

Director of Postdoctoral Outreach and Educational Programs at the UCLA Brain Research Institute