Our center is part of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. We are located in Biodesign C, an award-winning laboratory that is the research home to scientists from a variety of fields, including computer science, biology, engineering, chemistry and more.

For further information about our work or active candidate searches, please contact Wendy Winslow. General inquiries should be directed to [email protected].

Neuroscience Scholars

Spend eight weeks working side-by-side with some of the world’s most talented scientists, clinicians and researchers in an environment devoted to neuroscientific biomedical research and clinical care. Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars is a paid, eight-week training program open to top-achieving college undergraduate and graduate science students. Scholars work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a Banner Research or ASU Biodesign scientist to unlock medical and scientific mysteries in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, in a lab setting in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Research opportunities are divided into four separate tracks: basic and translational neuroscience; computational image analysis; healthy aging research; and brain and body donation. Each research track is correlated to a participating training facility. As a part of the comprehensive program, Neuroscience Scholars also have an opportunity to: obtain hands-on training, attend educational seminars to boost their professional skills, learn about bioscience career options, practice scientific writing, attend social networking events, and create a scientific poster to showcase project outcomes and present their research at concluding symposium.

Scholars are expected to commit 35-40 hours per week to the program. A stipend of $125 per week for a total of $1,000 will be provided upon successful completion of the program. The overall aim is to give scholars cutting-edge experience in biomedical and clinical research.

The program capstone is a formal research symposium with mentors and institutional leaders, where scholars present project results and reflect on what they have accomplished during their tenure at Banner Research or ASU. Select students are nominated to deliver oral presentations at the event.  Past participants have gone on to achieve success and shared impressive accomplishments, including scientific abstract and manuscript publications, earning top national student rankings, gaining acceptance into first-rate graduate and medical schools, and receiving national awards and scholarships.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and to apply to be a neuroscience scholar, please visit: NeuroscienceScholars.org.

Current openings 

All open positions are posted on the Biodesign Institute website:

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