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Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and travel expenses to Carnegie Mellon University. Please plan to arrive no later than the evening of June 21, 2015. For additional information and directions to campus, visit Tuition for the summer institute is $1,000 and a number of fellowships will be available. There will be no additional cost to the participants for lodging, breakfasts and lunches during the week, and the reception.

Neuroscience and
Cellular Mechanics


The overall objective is to enhance the ability to address overarching challenges in the area of Mechanobiology of the Brain. Highly interdisciplinary in nature, the 2015 Summer Institute will offer faculty expertise from biology, engineering, materials science, medical science, and imaging through a combination of lectures and hands-on lab experiences.

Specific objectives include:

  • Educate researchers and graduate students about the fundamentals of neuroscience and cellular mechanics
  • Provide an intense learning experience and facilitate interaction among engineers, biologists, and clinicians
  • Train a new generation of researchers at the interaction of neuroscience and engineering