Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

The CNBC is the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University’s joint neuroscience research and education program.


CNBC Postdoc Writing Group
Mar 31 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CNBC Postdoc Writing Group

Fridays, 2-4pm

Contact: Andrew Gerlach (

Location is typically Zoom: (Passcode: 1234)

Description: Two hour block dedicated to writing papers, grants, reviews, etc. We use the Pomodoro system of 25 min blocks with 5 min breaks in between to chitchat.

There’s a group of ~10 people who attend semi-regularly. On any given week, it’s typical to have 3-5 people. It’s used for accountability and setting aside a dedicated chunk of time for writing (although some people use it for analysis or whatever else they may need to focus on). It’s also been helpful in building a postdoc community.

Please reach out to Andrew with any questions!

CNBC Professional Ethics Seminar (featuring Dr. Strick)
Apr 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
[Cnbc-students] How to excel in talking about your research (Oral Presentations) by Prof. Matthew Smith 4/4/2023 RSVP
Apr 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Are you a doctoral trainee struggling to talk about your research? Come join us to learn from Prof. Matthew Smith as he leads the workshop on excelling in oral presentations and sharing your research with the scientific community.

Please fill out the form here (for RSVP and indicating dietary restriction) for the in-person event on next Tuesday (April 4th, 2023) at Mellon Institute Room 348 between 6 – 7 PM.  The event is capped at 25 students and the form closes on Friday (March 31st). If you RSVP’d, we encourage you to arrive at 5:30 pm to get food before the workshop begins.

Please contact Adiya Rakymzhan (, Deying Song (, or me ( in case of any concerns or questions!