CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

CNUP Annual Retreat

Each fall, the center sponsors an annual retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a serene 1,700-acre resort nestled in the hills of nearby West Virginia. This extremely popular event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and training faculty, and annually attracts more than 150 attendees. The retreat is a blend of academic, social, and outdoor activities. Prominent visiting scientists deliver formal presentations, followed by trainee-led discussions. Most of the weekend is devoted to relaxed and informal interactions between trainees, CNUP faculty, and the keynote speakers.


28th Annual CNUP Retreat

September 12 - 14, 2014

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Wheeling, West Virginia

This year's speakers include:

Graeme Davis, PhD

Morris Hertzstein Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Bio-physics; University of California, San Francisco

      The stable brain: Homeostatic control of neural function


Adrienne Fairhall, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington

      Dynamical modulation of synchrony in a basal ganglia circuit


Ahmad R. Hariri, PhD

Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience; Director, Laboratory of NeuroGenetics, Duke University

     How can neuroscience and genetics work together to inform the search for mechanisms of individual differences in behavior and related risk for psychopathology?


René Hen, PhD

Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology; Director, Division of Integrative Neuroscience; New York State Psychiatric Institute and Research Founda­tion; The Kavli Institute for Brain Science; Columbia University

     Hippocampal Neurogenesis: Impact on Mood and Cognition




To register for the CNUP Retreat, print and complete the registration form (PDF) and return it with the required payment to:

University of Pittsburgh
Center for Neuroscience
Patti Argenzio
E1448 Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


E-mail or phone 412-648-9537


Past Retreats (CLICK HERE)