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Gloria Choi, Ph.D. Named 2018 Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award Winner

Gloria Choi, Ph.D. Named 2018 Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award Winner

November 3, 2018

Dr. Gloria Choi is the second biennial Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award recipient. The Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award is given biennially to recognize a young neuroscience investigator for significant contributions to the scientific community through collaboration, creativity, and curiosity-driven research. READ MORE

Teaming up to drive neural circuit discoveries: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Inscopix., Inc announce partnership

November 2, 2018

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), a global leader in neural circuit research based in Jupiter, FL and Inscopix, Inc., a pioneering neurotechnology company based in Palo Alto, CA announced a new partnership to catalyze MPFI’s neural circuit research with Inscopix’s platform and capabilities for mapping brain circuit... READ MORE

Hyungbae Kwon of Max Planck Florida wins $6.8 million Pioneer Grant

Hyungbae Kwon of Max Planck Florida wins $6.8 million Pioneer Grant

October 2, 2018

The concept of “finding your happy place” just got a big boost thanks to a Max Planck Florida neuroscientist and the NIH Common Fund. Dr. Hyungbae Kwon, Scientific Group Leader at The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience has been awarded a 2018 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for developing a... READ MORE

MPFI Welcomes 70 Aspiring Scientists to

MPFI Welcomes 70 Aspiring Scientists to “Career Day”

September 20, 2018

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) hosted 70 local high school students and their teachers for Career Day, which took place on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Students and teachers enjoyed tours of MPFI facilities, a luncheon with scientists, and an interactive question and answer session. The 2018 panelists... READ MORE

MPFI Scientist Receives More than $2 Million in NIH Funding to Study Regulation of Instructive Signaling in the Cerebellum

MPFI Scientist Receives More than $2 Million in NIH Funding to Study Regulation of Instructive Signaling in the Cerebellum

September 10, 2018

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announces that Dr. Jason Christie, MPFI Research Group Leader, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $2,082,074 over five-years to support ongoing investigation of neural circuits in the cerebellum that instruct and guide motor learning. The cerebellum, an anatomically unique... READ MORE

MPFI High School Intern Accepted to One of the Nation’s Top Universities

MPFI High School Intern Accepted to One of the Nation’s Top Universities

May 11, 2018

By Corey Moran “Mens et Manus” a phrase coined years ago, was adopted by one of the nation’s most prestigious and distinguished Universities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Very simply it translates as “Mind and Hand”. Yet this seemingly simple statement harbors a rather impactful notion, one that was a... READ MORE

From Postdocs to Principal Investigators

From Postdocs to Principal Investigators

May 4, 2018

By Corey Moran Armed with nothing but an Expo marker, white board, and quick wits, Postdoctoral candidates wishing to effloresce into full-fledged scientists, have only 20 minutes in front of a panel of distinguished faculty to showcase their scientific acumen and outline an entire career’s worth of research goals. Infamously... READ MORE

Exceptional Science Flourishes Under the Max Planck Philosophy

Exceptional Science Flourishes Under the Max Planck Philosophy

January 22, 2018

By Corey Moran Growing up, do you remember reading those widely popular “choose your own adventure books?” For those unfamiliar, these novels tell a story in a rather untraditional manner. Instead of giving the reader a linear, predestined experience it introduces the element of decision making. When arriving at a... READ MORE

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience inspires the pursuit of science with a special presentation at Jupiter High School

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience inspires the pursuit of science with a special presentation at Jupiter High School

January 20, 2018

In partnership with the Taras Oceanographic Foundation, MPFI scientist Dr. Paul Evans participated in recent “Meet the Scientist Lecture Series” at Jupiter High School On January 11, the Jupiter High School auditorium was filled with students, and community members alike, for a guest lecture by Max Planck Florida Institute for... READ MORE

Science Meets Music: Unexpected Moments, Unprecedented Impact

Science Meets Music: Unexpected Moments, Unprecedented Impact

December 22, 2017

By Corey Moran “How do you step into science? Well this answer is probably very specific, very individual” -Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann How do we step into any career for that matter? For the passion of doing something we love? For the peace of mind of financial security? For the... READ MORE