Neuroscience is an exciting and rapidly growing interdisciplinary field encompassing the study of the nervous system and its role in regulating behavior. Students will examine the structure of the brain through hands-on dissection. Learn how sensory systems detect stimuli in the environment and how drugs affect the brain. Visit active neuroscience labs as well as conduct exciting neuroscience experiments.
Dates: June 10-15, 2018
Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school and incoming college freshman
Program Length: 1-week sessions
Program Tuition: $2,250
Location: Winston-Salem, NC – Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus
Residential or Non Residential: Residential
*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all Neuroscience Institute participants.
Reynolda Campus (Residential Program) | $2,250
Academic Leader, Neuroscience
Dr. Wayne L. Silver is a Professor of Biology and Director of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program at Wake Forest University. He graduated with a BA in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Biology from Florida State University. He worked at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia before coming to Wake Forest in 1985.
Dr. Silver area of specialty is Sensory Neurobiology, in particular the chemical senses. He has published over 60 scientific articles and book chapters and is the co-editor of the book, The Neurobiology of Taste and Smell.