Art Exhibit Extravaganza 2013: a postdoc appreciation week event

An email soliciting submissions for an upcoming visual arts exhibit, in celebration of Postdoc Appreciation Week, was recently sent to the NeuWrite West mailing list. The event sounds like fun, and I know we've got some talented postdoc's out there, so I've reposted the message in it's entirety below.

Art Exhibit Extravaganza flyer_08092013

Dear  Postdocs,

The SUPD Art Committee is organizing a Visual Art Exhibit for the postdoc community, “Art Exhibit Extravaganza 2013”. Postdocs (plus significant others) from all Stanford Schools and affiliated institutions are encouraged to apply.

This is a unique opportunity for you to share your artistic talent with the postdoc community at large and to expand your horizons.

The SUPD Art Exhibit Extravaganza will keep you entertained during Postdoc Appreciation Week ( September 16 -20th) at The Lorry I. Lockey Stem Cell Research Building. It will feature paintings/drawings, photography/industrial design, sculpture/pottery and mixed-media works. There is no specific theme, so be creative!

Attached is the flyer of the event. If you are interested in submitting your art work, please click on the link below and fill out the online submission form. The deadline for submission is Friday, August 23rd . Email the SUPD Art Committee at if you have any questions.

What are you waiting for? Apply now… Online submission link

Sincerely, SUPD Art Committee

Ermelinda Porpiglia Jun Yan Luqia Hou Ramon Whitson Van Dang Viola Caretti

Antoine de Morree Catherine Gordon


Astra Bryant

Astra Bryant is a graduate of the Stanford Neuroscience PhD program in the labs of Drs. Eric Knudsen and John Huguenard. She used in vitro slice electrophysiology to study the cellular and synaptic mechanisms linking cholinergic signaling and gamma oscillations – two processes critical for the control of gaze and attention, which are disrupted in many psychiatric disorders. She is a senior editor and the webmaster of the NeuWrite West Neuroblog