Penn students working with 10th graders in West Philadelphia

Math education and engagement in West Philadelphia

Armed with miniature white boards and colored markers, 30 10th graders are busy chatting and working with Penn students on a Thursday afternoon.


A Summer in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Jimmy Bianchi (Class of 2024) talks about his summer internship working under Dr. Shih-Shan Lang Chen in the Division of Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

3 brownheaded cowbirds in Penn's "smart aviary"

Undergraduates help songbird research project take flight

Through the PURM internship program, Julia Youngman and Eric Tao had the opportunity to work in neuroethologist Marc Schmidt’s lab studying the neural basis of courtship behaviors in songbirds.

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Penn graduates promote body awareness

Supported by the President’s Engagement Prize, 2021 graduates Amanda Moreno and Christina Miranda founded a nonprofit focused on eating disorder prevention, bringing workshops to Philadelphia publ


Understanding Persistent Postconcussion Syndrome

Recent work by Penn graduate Eric Teichner (BIBB, 2020) stands to significantly advance our understanding and treatment of persistent postconcussion syndrome (PCS), as describ

The BBB Program Engages with the West Philadelphia Community

The BBB Program Engages with the West Philadelphia Community

The BBB program provides opportunities for students to engage with the local community while honing their scientific communication skills.

BBB Student Research

Student Research

We continue to celebrate our students’ research accomplishments at the annual BBB Student Research Symposium.

BBB New Lab Courses

The BBB Program Unveiled Two Lab Courses in 2019

To provide technical skills and deeper knowledge of neuroscience research, the BBB program is developing a set of “lab courses.”

Dorothy Cheney

Dorothy Cheney Passing

Dr. Cheney was an inspirational researcher, and her teaching was a true asset to the BBB program.