Specialized Neuroscience Research Program

The Specialized Neuroscience Research Program (SNRP) at the Universidad Central del Caribe is funded and supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

The purpose of SNRP is to augment and strengthen the research capabilities of the faculty and students at minority institutions such as the Universidad Central del Caribe by supporting the development of new or the enhancement of ongoing basic and clinical neuroscience research projects and programs.

 
Mission
1. Develop a state-of-the-art neuroscience research program
2.  Create more opportunities of researchers to establish collaborations and professional networks
3.  Increase the role of ongoing research in maintaining a vigorous, stimulating academic intellectual milieu that will inspire and prepare students and fellows to pursue research careers in neuroscience.
4.  Provide support for the pilot research that can help obtain the necessary preliminary data to obtain research grants.
 

 
 
 
Investigators and Collaborators

Program Advisory Committee
This committee meets annually in Puerto Rico to evaluate the program progress
using the following criteria:
1. Number and quality of papers published in peer-reviewed journals
2. Grant proposals submitted by and awarded to SNRP Scientists

The Committee advises the SNPR director about the future direction of the program, about personnel matters and allocation of resources.
 
The Committee also advises the UCC President on aspects of institutional development.

MEMBERS

Dr. Rodrigo Andrade
Wayne State University

Dr. Neal Simon
Lehigh University

Dr. Michael Zigmond
University of Pittsburg

Dr. Jeff Lichtman
Harvard University

Scientific Advisory Committee
This committee meets monthly to evaluate the scientific progress of projects.

The Committee advises the investigators about experiments, data analysis and future directions.

MEMBERS

Maria Bykhovskaia, Ph.D.
Program Director
 
Colin G. Nichols, Ph.D.
Collaborator Project 3

 
SNRP Administration