Society News & Member Announcements


Call For 2020 IBANGS Award Nominations

Young Scientist Award and Distinguished Investigator Award
DEADLINE: November 30, 2019
Full announcement online here


Latest Issue of the Society Newsletter online


This issue contains details of upcoming society events, open calls, funding opportunities, and resources. Check it out! 


IBANGS at the FENS Forum July 11th, 2020


 IBANGS has been invited to organize a satellite meeting at the FENS Forum in Glasgow together with other behavior related societies. The satellite meeting will encompass behavioral neuroscience, behavior genetics and behavioral pharmacology. Check the meeting page for updates.


Genes, Brain and Behavior, 2020


Our upcoming annual meeting will be held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in  Woods Hole, MA. from May 12th-May 17th, 2020. Check the meeting page for updates.



2019 IBANGS Executive Committee Election Results

Election Results 2019

President-Elect Dr. Karl Clark

Treasurer: Dr. Amy Lasek

Member-at-Large: Dr. Cheryl Reed


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Genes, Brain and Behavior 2019 Edinburgh, Latest Meeting Itinerary

Meeting itinerary


Pleased to announce IBANGS 2019 Distinguished and Young Investigator Award Recipients! 

2019 Award Recipients

Congratulations to Dr Seth Grant of the University of Edinburgh and Dr Zoe Donaldson of the University of Colorado Boulder. The Awardees will give a talk at Genes, Brain and Behaviour 2019.


Genes, Brain and Behavior 2019 Edinburgh update

Meeting registration and abstract submission now open!

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 IBANGS members John C. Crabbe and Hee-Sup Shin elected as AAAS Fellows 

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Postdoctoral and Research Scientist Positions – Kaczorowski Lab

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The Kaczorowski lab is looking to hire several postdocs/research scientists interested in mechanisms underlying resilience to normal cognitive aging and high-risk AD genotypes/pathological biomarkers in mouse models. For more information click here: Job Description. Please post the flyer in your institution and/or share with grad students who expect to defend within the next 6 months.Thank you for your help. 


Tenure-track Research Assistant Professor position at Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science (ICMS)

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Fujita Health University Job information The Division of Systems Medical Science, Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science (ICMS), Fujita Health University (FHU) is seeking to expand its faculty in the fields of neuroscience, particularly with respect to in vivo imaging of neuronal activity and neural decoding to seek for endo-phenotypes in mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Expertise in molecular biology, in vivo physiology, optogenetics, behavioral neuroscience, and/or computational neuroscience is preferable. More information can be found  here: JobPost_FHU20181029


Dr Gene Robinson Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Please join us in congratulating and celebrating the achievement of Dr. Gene Robinson for his induction into the National Academy of Medicine. Dr Robinson is the Director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and is a member of IBANGS and the editorial board of Genes, Brain and Behavior. Additional details of Dr. Robinson's work and his election into the National Academy of Medicine can be found here: Gene Robinson NAM


Call for Symposia

Genes, Brain, and Behavior 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland UK
For guidelines and details click here 
To access symposia submission form click here




The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society

 ANS Meeting announcement

FENS members can register at the same rates as ANS members!
Travel grants for young investigators are also available!


PhD and Postdoctoral Position Available University of Bern

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 PhD position (3 years) in animal behaviour and behavioural genetics

Postdoctoral position (3 years) in quantitative behavioural genetics

At the Division of Animal Welfare, University of Bern, Switzerland, we are seeking a PhD student and a Postdoctoral scientist who is eager to investigate causes of variation in animal research. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF); its ultimate goal is to develop experimental designs for improving the external validity and reproducibility of animal research. The successful candidate will work in a small team together with faculty, two postdocs, and a lab technician and will participate in the training and mentoring of undergraduate students. More information here: PhD position  Postdoctoral position


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5th International Seminar on Behavioral Methods

Conference announcement

The conference will be organized from 27-29 September in Kraków in Poland.The main focus of the conference is behavioral research in animal and human models. There are two sessions which are common for all editions of the conference: "Behavioral research in human and other primates" and the "Noah's Ark" which is devoted to the non-standard animal models, like camels, goats, fish or crickets. More information here:


Published and Online!

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"Reproducibility and replicability of rodent phenotyping in preclinical studies"
This article is from a conference proceeding and is authored by several IBANGS members: Elissa J.Chesler, John C.Crabbe, Wim E.Crusio, Robert Gerlai, Lisa M.Tarantino, and Robert W.Williams, Online here:


Elections: IBANGS Executive Committee

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Nominations are requested for two positions:
President-Elect and Member-At-Large
Nominations deadline March 28 at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (22:00 UTC)
Please send nominations to the IBANGS Secretary: Iiris Hovatta at [email protected]


IBANGS Facebook Page Launch 

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Check out our new facebook page and give us a "like"


Postdoctoral Positions Available

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The Ben-Shahar lab at Washington University in St. Louis is searching for postdoctoral fellows. Studies are in animal behavior from mechanistic and evolutionary perspectives by using fruit flies, bees, and other insects. These funded positions are ideal for recent PhDs, who are interested in studying mechanisms of behavior at the cellular, and molecular levels. Additional information can be found here: Interested individuals should contact Yehuda Ben-Shahar at [email protected]


IBANGS Investigator Awardees 2018

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Congratulations to this year’s Young and Distinguished Investigator IBANGS Award recipients!
Young Investigator Award-  Dr. Karla Kaun, Brown University and Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski,
Jackson Laboratory, Distinguished Investigator Award- Dr. Rainer Spanagel, University of Heidelberg


PhD student opportunity in alcohol and stress

“Longitudinal study on the effect of alcohol and stress on prefrontal cortex activity 
and cognitive performance in undergraduate students” 

Click here for details


Contact Dr Maria Cordero [email protected]


PhD student opportunity in Autism research

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Contact Dr. Susanna Pietropaolo: [email protected] 


 Book launch

"Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for
Behavioral and Neural Research"
edited by Robert T. Gerlai

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IBANGS is now a partner of the Dana Alliance Brain Initiative

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We're excited to be a part of the DANA outreach team! The BAW event is
March 12-18, 2018. Check back here for updates.



 IBANGS is moving to New England!

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IBANGS will be moving to the Boston, MA. area in January, 2018. We're looking 
forward to being a part of the amazing scientific environment and the
non-profit community of New England.