Thiel Collaboration

Greenville Neuromodulation Center and Thiel College collaborate on numerous projects to support student learning and research.

Thiel College Annex

GNC is home to the Thiel College Study Annex for the Medical Arts, which serves students and faculty from GNC’s downtown Greenville location.

The Annex offers Thiel faculty, staff, and students a comfortable location for individual study, as well as a small gathering place for scientific and scholarly exchange. At the Annex, Thiel faculty and staff can access recent textbooks in neuroscience and medicine to help them provide state-of-the-art educational experiences for their students.

By offering these resources to the College, GNC hopes to support Thiel faculty members by increasing opportunities to incorporate human health and disease topics into their classrooms. Students will have opportunities to interact with practicing physicians, healthcare professionals, medical industry representatives, and technologists, as well as accomplished neuroscientists actively engaged in research.

The Annex is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Faculty may also request use of the space for group discussions or special events.

Internship Opportunities

GNC offers internship opportunities for Thiel College students enrolled in majors such as biology, neuroscience or communication science and disorders.  Students have the opportunity to collaborate with GNC staff on current research projects or work with our researchers to develop their own projects.

Thiel College students who are interested in applying for a GNC internship should forward the following documents to GNC by e-mail at

  • Letter of Intent detailing research interest and future education/career goals
  • Resume
  • Reference Letter from a faculty member
  • Thiel College transcript – an unofficial copy is acceptable

After a review of their materials, students will be contacted for an interview to further discuss the program.

Project summaries written by recent Thiel College interns:

Kayla Henry, class of 2018, communication science and disorders major:
During my summer internship, I studied how the control of muscles is affected by Parkinson’s disease, which involved having subjects create muscle force around the wrist while electrodes record the electrical activity generated by the muscles.

Amanda Hautmann, class of 2017, psychology and neuroscience major:
Over this past summer, I have been involved in two different projects. The first is in regards to data analysis; I am taking different data sets and making them compatible with the software here at GNC. The second is helping other members at GNC set up and start rodent research this would be using macroelectrodes rather than microelectrodes.

Kayla Cyphert, class of 2016, communication science and disorders major:
I am working on a research project looking at auditory processing in Parkinson’s patients. I am also working with the other interns to develop a course on the physiology of psychology.