This coming Wed and Thur we will celebrate the official opening of our National Historic Landmark facility dedicated to brain research.  As you’ll see from the schedule below, this will be a lively two days of talks and activities, so please swing by for some or all of the program and learn about the cool work happening here at Penn!

Places are limited – to attend, please email


June 5:

The forum will kick off at 3:30PM in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (John Morgan Building) with introductory remarks and a “Future of Brain Science at Penn” panel discussion with some of our awesome faculty. This will be followed by a ribbon-cutting and an indoor/outdoor catered reception that will take place at the Richards  Building from 5:00PM-7PM.


June 6:

Session 1- 10:30AM-11:15AM

Brains Communicating

Richards 102B

Environmental Effects on Bain Behavior-From Early Traumatic Events to Harsh Environments on Earth and In Space

Goddard 525

Beauty and the Brain

Richards B205

Genes, Networks, and Neurodegeneration

Richards B207

Dimensional Neuroimaging & Precision Diagnostics

Richards 102A

Session 2- 11:30AM-12:15PM

Neuromodulation for Repair and Recovery

Goddard 314 & 207

Population Neuroscience for Understanding Human Variation in the Lifespan

Richards 102A

The Computational Brain

Richards B205

Neuromodulation in Psychiatric Illness

Goddard 427

Introduction to interactive image processing with PICSL tools

Richards B207

Session 3- 2:00PM-2:45PM

Neuroinformatics with Flywheel

Goddard 427

Mapping the Brain and Cognition onto Psychosis and Cannabis Use

Richards B207

Brains in the World: The Future of Human Interaction

Richards 102A

Genes First: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Affecting Brain and Behavior

Richards 102B

Introduction to fully automatic PICSL tools for quantifying regional thickness and volume measurements from structural brain MRI

Richards B205

Session 4- 3:00PM-3:45PM

Ethical, Legal and Social Impacts of Neuroscience

Goddard 200 (Center for Neuroscience and Society)

Virtual Reality in Brain Research

Richards C512 (VR Lab)

Immersive Data Visualization

Richards D212 (IBI Factory)

Architectural Tour of Richards-Goddard Medical Laboratories

12:30PM & 4:00pm

Attendees will meet on the 1st floor of Richards

Please be sure to stop by the Idea Factory where we will be looping videos until 3PM of faculty & trainees discussing their exciting research.

Finally, we will end the forum with a roving-style reception on floors 3-7 in Richards. Stop by each floor to experience different themes! There will be food and drinks to enjoy from 3:45PM-5:30PM.