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NKU Neuroscience program

Neuroscience Research and Education

The transdisciplinary Neuroscience Program includes a four-year bachelor's degree (B.S.) and a Minor. Faculty members include Program Director Chris Curran, Lindsey Walters and Lauren Williamson in Biological Sciences, Regents Professors Mark Bardgett and Cecile Marczinski, Justin Yates and Ty Brumback in Psychological Science, Monica Wakefield in Anthropology, Rudy Garns in Philosophy, and Jeff Ward in Computer Science.

Take a virtual tour of our new Health Innovation Center and Founders Hall neuroscience labs.

CONTACT: Dr. Chris Curran, 859-572-6914, SC344

NKU Neuroscience Make a Meme Contest
NKU Neuroscience Make a Meme Contest
NKU Neuroscience Make a Meme Contest
NKU Neuroscience Make a Meme Contest


The NKU Neuroscience Program has teamed up with The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and NKU's School of the Arts (SOTA) to provide a little bit of stress relief and inspiration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both humor and altruism are effective coping mechanisms, so we encourage you to submit and share your favorite memes.

There are three categories: Most Inspiring, Most Effective Health Message, and Most Humorous. Prizes will be awarded to the best three memes in each category with $100 as the top prize. Neuroscience majors and SOTA faculty will serve as judges.

"This contest just seemed to be a natural outlet for the creative and innovative Northern Kentucky community,” said Chris Curran, professor of biological sciences and director of NKU’s Neuroscience Program.

Email your entries to:

Include the category in the subject line. By submitting your entry, you verify that you are of legal age, that you are giving NKU the right to publish your meme, and that the content is your original artwork and text.

DONATE TO THE NKU COVID-19 STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND: We also encourage you to support NKU students with financial need during the pandemic. Thanks for your creativity and your generosity!