Past Events


Library Brain Demonstration Day (GNOSfN Collaboration)

Saturday, March 18 1pm-4pm

We're looking for volunteers to help with brain awareness week activities at the NOLA Public Library.  This event is in collaboration with the Greater New Orleans Society for Neuroscience. More information to follow. 

Greater New Orleans Area Science and Engineering Fair:

Tuesday, February 28

As part of the Greater New Orleans Area Science and Engineering Fair, the Tulane Brain Institute is sponsoring a special award for Best Experiment in Neuroscience.  We're looking for 4 to 5 volunteers (undergraduates, grad students, post-docs and/or faculty) to judge the neuroscience themed projects for the Greater New Orleans Science Fair.  The judging for the special neuroscience award will be done remotely via review of documents in a shared Box drive and a single 1 hour zoom meeting.

Please contact Liz Engler-Chiurazzi for more information if you are interested in serving as a general poster judge at the event (Feb 28, Mar 1 and Mar 2)

Y'all Stars Roller Derby

Sunday, February 26 - Warren J. Harang Jr Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux

We're looking for volunteers to host a table where we will be conducting fun activities such as the egg-brain helmet and engaging with the community about brain safety


Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Saturday, October 29, 2022 - Lafreniere Park in Metairie. 

Tulane Brain Institute will be sponsoring the Walk to End Alzheimer's


DUNK Meeting

Friday, May 22, 2020

9:30 AM


There will be two 20 minute presentations from the Galazo Lab by Xiao Han & Lee Vaasjo

Brain Awareness Week - March 16 - 20, 2020


Ray Ciancaglini Lecture Invitation

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

4:00 PM

Herbert 201

Reception to Follow

Free Admission


Weekly Brain Institute Seminar

Wednesdays at 4pm

For more information about our weekly speakers, please visit our seminar series page.

Second Annual Tulane Brain Institute

Distinguished Lecture

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 4:00 PM

Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Join us for Aging, Memory, and the Brain, the Annual Tulane Brain Institute Distinguished Lecture featuring Carol Barnes,PhD.

Dr. Barnes is a Regents Professor in Psychology, Neurology and Neuroscience and a Chair for Learning and Memory Aging at the University of Arizona's Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Reception to Follow

Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Lavin - Bernick Center for University Life

Tulane University

6823 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118



New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 203 Stibbs, LBC

Orientation for our PhD and MS students, followed by a faculty and student meet and greet


Neuroscience Summer Program Final Poster Presentation

August 1, 2019 - 1 pm to 3 pm - Kendall Kram LBC

To celebrate the completion of the Tulane Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience (TURN) program, students will present their summer research.  Please join us as we recognize the hard work of our undergraduate researchers.

Brain Awareness Day: Your sensational Brain!

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Children's Resource Library, 913 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 596-2628

The Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (GNOSN) is sponsoring a fun event for children to learn about how the brain functions to celebrate Brain Awareness Week. Through a series of interactive activities, a group of volunteer faculty and students from the Neuroscience Programs at Tulane University and the LSU Health Sciences Center will teach children interesting facts about the brain.

Brain Awareness Week

March 11-17, 2019 - Tulane University

Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Stay tuned for specific events hosted by the Tulane Brain Institute.

Louisiana Local Brain Bee

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - Tulane University

The Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for high school students. The winner of this competition will be eligible to complete in the USA Brain Bee Championship April 12-14 at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA

Space and Time in the Brain

Edvard Moser lecture invitation

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Join us for Space and Time in the Brain, the inaugural Tulane Brain Institute Distinguished Lecture featuring Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist, Edvard Moser.

Dr. Moser is the 2014 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his role in the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Reception to Follow

Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Lavin - Bernick Center for University Life

Tulane University

6823 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118



Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9 am - LBC 202 Rechler

Downtown/Uptown Neuroscience Krewe - students present ongoing research to faculty and peers


Walk to end Alzheimer's

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - Baby Cakes Field

Tulane Brain Institute will be sponsoring the Walk to End Alzheimer's.


New Student Orientation

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1834 Club, LBC

Orientation for our PhD and MS students, followed by a faculty and student meet and greet


Neuroscience Summer Program Final Poster Presentation

August 3, 2018 - 2 pm to 4 pm - Kendall Kram LBC

Student participants in the TURN program present their summer research.


2018 Unified Ceremony and SSE Undergraduate Ceremony

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Superdome Stadium and Fogleman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse

Recognition and celebration of the class of 2018. Please see commencement website for more information and videos.


SSE Graduate Ceremony

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:00- 11:00 am - McAlister Auditorium

Graduates Katelyn Black, Kevin Pollard, Allen Yu were hooded in the graduate ceremony. Graduates for the school year also include Jeremy Hartner and the 2018 Master's class.


Neuroscience Graduate Reception

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:30-6:00 pm - Tulane Brain Institute, Flower Hall Suite 200

A wine and cheese reception to celebrate our graduating Neuroscience Majors, Master's and PhD students.


Alternative Careers Symposium: Science PhD in non-profits

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:30-5:00 pm - JBJ Auditorium

Come hear from some amazing professionals who have chosen to work in the non-profit world.


Brain Institute Open House

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:30-7:00 pm - Tulane Brain Institute, Flower Hall Suite 200

Friends of the Brain Institute gathered in the second floor of Flower Hall to view the new administrative home and unveil the beautiful lab spaces.


Brain Institute Annual Retreat

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - New Orleans Museum of Art.

Director Jill Daniel's Welcome included the Year in Review, Faculty and Student Accolades, and Looking Forward remarks. The 2017 Recipients of the Marko Spark Innovation Research Fund Award, Drs. Anne Skaja Robinson and Laura Schrader presented their Work-in-Progress, "Mechanistic determinants of trans-synaptic tau transmission." Fourteen of our graduate students presented their research and gave very professional presentations! Congratulations to the winners of the Jean Yocum Harlan Graduate Student Presentation Awards: Nina Baumgartner, Jeff Darling, and Marc Fischer. For information about our SEMINAR SERIES, please click here.




Neuroscience students meet once a month for student presentations and discussion of current research.


Pizza on the Patio

October 20, 2017 - 11:45 am -1:15 pm - Stern Patio

Students, Staff, and Faculty join together to share a love of neuroscience and pizza. Presented by TUNA and the neuroscience department.


Stroke Support Group - Goldring Cooking Class

March 11, 2017 - Time TBA, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine


TUNA Brain Bee

Sunday March 12 - 11am-3pm - Tulane University Uptown Campus

Local high school students are invited to compete in Tulane University Neuroscience Association's annual Brain Bee--like a spelling bee but the questions are about the brain. Students will have an opportunity to grab lunch, tour labs, and interact with Tulane Neuroscience majors. Questions about this event should be routed to Sierra Lear ( or Megan Haney (


Your Sensational Brain outreach event

Saturday March 18, 2017 - 1pm-5pm - Children's Resource Center - 913 Napolean Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115

A kid-friendly opportunity to learn about neuroscience through coloring activities, brain play dough molds, outdoor activities, and more. This event is open to the public.


Stroke Support Group - Cobalt Rehabilitation Facility

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Cobalt Rehabilitation Facility


Alzheimers' Association Walk to End Alzheimers Alzheimers Walk

November 5, 2016 - 9am - 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70118


Stroke Survivor Group- "Painting with a Twist"

November 5, 2016 - 2pm - 700 Dublin Street, New Orleans LA


Launch of the Tulane Brain Institute & 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Tulane Neuroscience Program

October 7, 2016 - 8:30 - 6:00, Tulane University


Griffin Brain Aneurysm Movement Walk

September 24, 2016 - 8:00 am - Lasalle Park, Metairie Louisiana