Tuesday Talks w/Dr. Tracey Hermanstyne, Instructor, Department of Medicine and Developmental Biology and Co-Director, Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity, WUSTL

Outside the lab, our intensive curriculum focuses on neuroscience knowledge, scientific communication and graduate school preparation. Students gain skills essential to entering and succeeding in PhD or MD/PhD programs.

Neuroscience Knowledge
  • Teen Brain: A week-long introduction to key neuroscience concepts and topics, including the neurobiology of the adolescent brain.
  • Research seminars: Talks about neuroscience and different paths to becoming a neuroscientist.
  • ENDURE-ing Synapses: A series of online, academic-year workshops to develop scientific analysis, presentation and networking skills.
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference: With 30,000 attendees and 15,000 scientific presentations, SfN is an unprecedented opportunity to network with top neuroscientists and discover the depth and breadth of neuroscience research. Program scholars attend and present at this meeting each Fall.
Science Communication
  • Science writing: Fellowship and manuscript writing courses.
  • Communicating science workshops: Crafting a scientific poster and elevator speech.
  • Summer Research Symposium: End-of-program poster session where students present their work to the WUSTL community, family and friends.
Graduate School Preparation
  • Pathways to graduate school: Sessions on the admissions process, feedback on personal statements and mock interviews.
  • Advising: Personalized, one-on-one mentoring to discuss academic and career goals and creation of an individual development plan.
ENDURE Scholar, Ephraim Oyetunji (r) with Dr. Kathleen Schoch at the 2021 Closing Symposium on August 5, 2021 at the Eric P Neuman Education Center (EPNEC). Dr. Schoch was nominated by Ephraim for the Outstanding Mentor Award – congrats, Dr. Schoch!