Anis Contractor (Associate Director)
David Schneeweis (Assistant Director)
Concentration Area Directors
Indira Raman (Cellular Neurophysiology)
Tom Bozza (Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience)
Mark Segraves (Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience)
Admissions Committee (2013-2014)
Mark Segraves (Asst. Chair)
Ana Maria Acosta
First and Second Year Advising Committee
Advising and Progress to Degree Committee
This committee exists to “check in” on advanced students and to serve as a resource for advanced students should problems arise that are most appropriately handled outside of the laboratory or thesis committee environment. Students should feel comfortable approaching any member of this committee should the need arise.
Committee for Underrepresented Minority Affairs
The charge of this committee is (1) to engage in active recruiting of underrepresented minority prospective graduate students by regularly visiting and building connections with specific institutions; and (2) to participate in advising activities for students who matriculate.
Ana Maria Acosta
Committee for International Student Affairs
The charge of this committee is to initiate activities with international students (either individually, in groups of exclusively international students, or in groups including domestic students) that smooth the transition that these students must make to live and work in this country. This committee compliments the International Office in providing support on issues unique to international students (e.g., dealing with English as a second language, adapting to new academic expectations in the US system, navigating a new country/culture, directing students to resources on visas, OPT year, taxes etc.) and helping/encouraging international students to be active participants in the NUIN program.
Committee for Postdoctoral Affairs
The charge of this committee is to initiate interactions with postdocs and to cultivate among them a sense of belonging to a wider Northwestern neuroscience community. This committee works with The Graduate School’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (headed by Jennifer E. Hobbs) to direct postdocs to various resources (e.g. professional development, career planning) and, as necessary, offer faculty advising independent of the postdoc’s own laboratory. More information about Postdocs in NUIN can be found here.
(NUIN Postdocs Serving on Committee)
Cassandra VanDunk (Co-Chair)
Anthony Ryals (Co-Chair)