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Undergraduate Neuroscience Society

Members of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Society. The Undergraduate Neuroscience Society is a student organization dedicated to serving and representing the members of the program, as well as promoting interest in the neurosciences within the larger UAB community.

We work to accomplish these goals through a number of activities and events:

  • an invited lecture by a distinguished neuroscientist each semester;
  • unique service opportunities related to medical care, mental health, and science teaching; and
  • workshops taught by faculty and graduate students on subjects of interest to neuroscience students, such as succeeding in undergraduate research or applying to graduate and medical schools.

Additionally, each year we help to organize the UAB Neuroscience Day and the Alabama Brain Bee. The Alabama Brain Bee is a free event for high school students to test their neuroscience knowledge in competition with one another, and is held annually in conjunction with the UAB Neuroscience Day, an effort to promote neuroscience education and awareness.

Visit the society's facebook page. The faculty advisor of the UNS is Dr. Kristina Visscher, and its current student presidents are Courtney Walker and Richard Trieu. Membership in the UNS is open to any current members of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, though all members of the UAB community are invited to attend lectures and workshops. To keep up with UNS events, please request to join our group on Facebook or on UAB Engage. For questions, please contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..