Translational Neuroscience Center | Resources & Training

Pre-Clinical Road Map for Drug Discovery

* This interactive PDF document highlights key steps to building a pre-clinical drug discovery project and resources in the local community that can help provide support for different phases of a program. Embedded files and additional information available upon request.

A major challenge facing the new Translational Neuroscience Center and the field in general is the shortage of trained translational neuroscientists worldwide. Boston Children’s is fortunate to have leaders in the field such as William Barbaresi, MD, Basil Darras, MD, Louis Kunkel, PhD, Charles Nelson, PhD, Scott Pomeroy MD, PhD, Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD, and many others. Thus, another goal of the new Translational Neuroscience Center is to provide opportunities for these leaders in the field to share their expertise with the next generation of physician-scientists. 

Training from the TNC

Translational Neuroscience Seminar Series

The TNC already offers a monthly seminar series for physicians, medical students, clinical trials staff, laboratory principal investigators and post-doctoral fellows. Contact the TNC administrative offices for more information or to receive meeting reminders at at tnc@childrens.harvard.edu.

TNC Fellowship Program

Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhDActing Director
The TNC is now seeking funding for TNC Fellows, who would serve at Boston Children’s for two years, spending part of their time in relevant clinics and the remainder on dedicated research projects at the interface of science and medicine in translational neuroscience. The launch of the TNC Fellowship Program will be announced when the time is appropriate for applicants to submit materials.

Introduction to Drug Discovery for Neuroscientists: Summer Series

Meera Modi, PhD Director
Weekly lectures on the basics of pre-clinical drug discovery for the neuroscience community. It is intended to give translational neuroscientists insight into the small molecule drug discovery process and an overview of the local industrial landscape of neuroscience. 

Sturge-Weber Syndrome Pilot Grant Opportunity

Sturge-Weber Syndrome Pilot Grant Instructions