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Hormones for Breakfast Seminars

Hormones for Breakfast Seminars

Every other Wednesday at 8:30 am, CNS holds breakfast meetings. During these meetings, two CNS or affiliated members each give a 15 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute discussion. We discuss ongoing research or planned research, a new technique or a relevant paper. Anything can be on the table, as long as it is relevant to neuroendocrinology. In addition to great science, the center provides bagels, coffee, hot water, teabags, juices, etc.  All are welcome.

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Jeffrey D. Blaustein, PhD
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Tobin Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Positions Available

Graduate Fellowships, Research Assistantships, and Teaching Assistantships are available for graduate students working towards a PhD in the CNS laboratories. Degrees are awarded through interdepartmental programs in Neuroscience and BehaviorMolecular and Cellular Biology or Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Contact CNS faculty members for more information.


The Fifteenth Symposium of the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies will be held September 26, 2015.

Promiscuous Molecules: Hormones, Immunity, and Evolution in the Brain 

Tracy Bale - University of Pennsylvania

Maternal stress impacts on the microbiome and neurodevelopment: How the bugs got into your gut

Staci Bilbo - Duke University

Microglial colonization of the developing brain: Implications for long-term neural and behavioral outcomes