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The Synapse Project encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship. This website is designed to aid students in learning about the brain and current neuroscience research. In addition, this project connects young women to distinguished leaders in the neuroscience community (our Advisory Board) who can provide advice, networking, and unique opportunities for internships and jobs.

Evan Doherty, age 18, Director of The Synapse Project

I am so excited to be the new Director of The Synapse Project!  Grace and the entire Synapse Project team have created an excellent network of neuroscience leaders and resources.  I am looking forward to continuing and building on the Project’s momentum going forward.  


Grace Greenwald, age 18, Founder of The Synapse Project

My hope is that The Synapse Project will encourage and empower more young women to pursue a career in neuroscience. Just as a “synapse” is the junction between two nerve cells, I created this website to serve as a junction between esteemed neuroscience leaders and young women who aspire to join the exciting community of researchers, doctors, and policy advisors who are passionate about the brain.

Grace 2014


Jamie Cavanaugh, age 31, Project Manager of The Synapse Project

During my time as coordinator of The Synapse Project, I have gotten to see first-hand how a few young women can make a huge impact in the field of neuroscience. I only wish there was such an amazing program when I was in high school and college, providing invaluable resources and helping to navigate the broad field!

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