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Neuroscience Research Academy

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July 5 - July 25, 2020

Dates include move-in and move-out days

Neuroscience Research Academy

The Neuroscience Research Academy explores the biological foundations of the brain, progressing from the cellular foundations of the neuron to an understanding of the sensory systems, and culminating with higher-order cognitive functions such as memory, emotion and morality. Taught by members of Penn’s Biological Basis of Behavior program, the Neuroscience Academy introduces students to this cutting-edge field in both research and medicine, which has provided important insights into understanding the mind in both health and disease.  

If you attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend a Penn Summer Academy free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.

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Lectures and discussions: Attend classes and conversations with Penn’s distinguished neuroscience faculty and participate in a journal club to discuss and develop presentations on peer-reviewed neuroscience literature. 

Lab access: Participate in hands-on laboratory activities to gain an introduction to experimental techniques. 

Applications outside the classroom: Further your understanding of the brain in a fun and educational setting with related films and field trips. Past trips have included visits to the Mütter Museum and the Franklin Institute. 

See this program's 2019 syllabus (PDF).

Prerequisites:

  • One year of high school biology and one year of high school chemistry are required for application

Faculty

Kristen Hipolit

Program Director: Kristen Hipolit, PhD
Dr. Hipolit is an Advanced Lecturer in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches freshmen writing seminars that are focused on neuroscience topics. For several years, she was also an instructor for Penn’s post-baccalaureate pre-health program, where she taught introduction to biology and cell biology and biochemistry courses. Dr. Hipolit received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and has been teaching at Penn since 2012.

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