Announcing a New Program:
Program in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience (PMCN)

at BostonUniversity
Co-Directors: Howard Eichenbaum and Nancy Kopell

The Program in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience will begin January 1, 2001, under the auspices of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The goal of PMCN is to facilitate the transition of a small and outstanding set of pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellows from the mathematical and physical sciences to a range of areas in neuroscience. Financial support for both Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral fellows is available. The program features special seminars, mentoring by faculty and advanced trainees, and a dynamic and well-networked intellectual life provided by multiple supporting institutional modules. These include a new degree-granting Program in Neuroscience: Experimental and Computational Neuroscience (PIN-ECN), the graduate program of the Biomedical Engineering department (BME) and the Center for BioDynamics (CBD).

Pre-doctoral fellows will enroll in one of two Ph.D. programs (PIN or BME) that focus on the combination of experimental and computational neuroscience. Burroughs Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellows will design individualized programs that include neuroscience courses and one or more research projects that emphasize combined computational and experimental approaches to neuroscience. In addition, all fellows may participate in the CBD, which helps physical scientists and engineers to address research problems at the interfaces among mathematics, physics, biology and engineering.

For further information see our website or email Our mailing address is:

Program in Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience
C/O E. Grimes
Department of Mathematics
Boston University
111 Cummington St.
Boston MA 02215.