Welcome all the new and returning students of the Neuroscience Graduate Program. I hope that you all had a wonderful summer and were able to get out and enjoy the warm weather. This is my second year as the Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program and my outlook for this upcoming year is bright. I am excited to see the new students settle into their labs and start their research as well as see other projects come together, as some of our senior students complete their research and prepare to defend. Over the summer we had many students successfully defend, both Master's and Doctoral, theses and I would like to congratulate them all on a job well done! I am proud of the ever-evolving program that we are a part of. I wish both the students and faculty of the program an exciting and productive year!