Join us for a LIVE speaker seminar followed by Q&A

Thursday, December 8, 2022 (5:00pm-6:00pm ET)

Taylor McCorkle 
Drexel University College of Medicine


Sex-dependent mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits following repeated concussion in adolescence


Taylor McCorkle is currently a PhD student at Drexel University College of Medicine working with Dr. Ramesh Raghupathi. She has won a number of awards, including a 2022 IBNS Travel Award, an SfN Trainee Professional Development Award, and is a Fellow of the Neuroscience Scholars Program. Taylor’s research aims to understand the sex-specific mechanisms through which traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to hippocampal cognitive deficits in adolescent rats. She co-founded and is the current President of Biomedical Graduate Students for Diversity at Drexel and is has been recognized for her commitment to diversity and outreach initiatives as a “Diversifying the Community of Neuroscience” Fellow.


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The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society is excited to continue the virtual, global seminar series for early career researchers, IBNS (is) Staying Connected.” 

The next installment is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2022 (5-6pm ET)  Please see the schedule below.

We will feature one speaker who is either a late-stage PhD student or a postdoctoral researcher and an IBNS member.  The speaker will have 30 minutes to present their research, followed by 5 minutes of introspection about their own methods, data, and future directions, and finish off with a 10-15 minute Q&A.  This will provide the selected ECR with a unique opportunity to engage with the IBNS membership. If you’re interested in being a speaker, please submit a 200-word abstract of your research and a 150-word diversity statement by 11:59pm ET November 11, 2022. Complete your application here or by clicking the button below.

Your abstract should clearly articulate your research question and approach, the interpretation of your findings and their implications, the innovativeness and impact of these findings, and should incorporate behavior.  

For the diversity statement, you should describe ways in which you have made efforts or plan to make future efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, with regards to culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, politics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and/or subculture, as described in the IBNS Diversity Statement.  A statement evaluated as Outstanding would include specific examples (e.g. partnering organizations, collaborators, and/or applicant led-initiatives/programs) of things that have been done or being planned, as well as a clear explanation how these examples promote diversity and inclusion within the field of behavioral neuroscience.   Your diversity statement will remain private among the few members reviewing the applications. Nothing in the diversity statement will be made public.

Ethics and Diversity Committee
Janine Kwapis, Chair
Christian Bravo-Rivera, Co-Chair
Nii Addy
Anand Gururajan
Carlos Bolanos
Martin Job
Erica Glasper
Karly Turner
Nicole Ferrara
Madison Clement

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