“There’s a surprise at the end of every story.”

- Bob Datta

The discipline of neuroscience is defined by the quest to understand the most complex biological system in existence, the nervous system. Neuroscience demands its practitioners be able to draw from, synthesize, and advance the knowledge and experimental approaches born from fields spanning genetics, molecular and cellular biology, and biochemistry; from physics, computer science, and engineering. It is increasingly clear that the next generation of neuroscientists needs to be broadly fluent in all of these areas, as well as rigorously trained in experimental design, statistical methodologies, and advanced quantitative reasoning.