The Symposium in Neuroscience (SiN) is a scientific gathering designed to bring the SBU community together for a day of stimulating presentations that showcase the hard work and innovative research of SBU graduate students in the Program in Neuroscience (PiN). This event is planned and organized by SBU second year Neuroscience PhD students and is an opportunity for us to craft a day of neuroscience discussion in our own image. It is also an opportunity to reach out to the community about our work. The event will feature graduate student talks, poster presentations and a keynote speaker. This year, our keynote speaker is Dr. Yeka Aponte, an Assistant Professor with NIDA at Johns Hopkins University whose research focuses on neuronal basis of survival behaviors.