The SEED workshop 2020 is a go! ...year-end donations still possible.

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As the end of 2019 approaches, please consider a donation to enhance diversity in neuroscience! The first workshop supported by generous donations to this fund will be held in June of 2020 at the Marine Biological Laboratories.


Honoring Dr. Joe Martinez & Dr. James G. Townsel


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Joe and Jim are internationally known neuroscientists whose laboratories were incubators for training competitive doctoral students who became part of the diverse biomedical work force. They also spearheaded efforts to expand the educational and professional opportunities available to underrepresented minority (URM) students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. Both Joe and Jim are now retired and in poor health. One of their dreams is to create a perpetual fund to facilitate training of diverse scientists.


We have a chance to help Joe and Jim achieve this important career goal and to benefit the development of diverse neuroscientists for the foreseeable future. You can do this by making a donation to the Scholarships to Enhance and Empower Diversity (SEED). This will permit the SEED committee to establish and implement policies that facilitate our training goals, especially long-term mentoring and professional enrichment


Please donate now at this website and your donation will be doubled by matching funds provided by the SEED committee: Click or tap if you trust this link."> 


Questions may be directed to Dr. Anne Etgen (, Chair of the SEED Committee.