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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Neuroscience

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to understand the structure and function of the normal and diseased nervous system. The diversity of research represented in this program spans focus areas from molecular neuroscience and systems neurobiology, to functional neuroscience. Molecular neuroscience involves biochemical investigations at the cellular and molecular levels and includes studies on neurotransmitter systems, pharmacology of neurotransmission, interactions of drugs with receptors, gene regulation, molecular biology of neurological disease, and mechanisms of signal transduction. Systems neurobiology encompasses studies of multi-neuronal networks that range from neural circuitry underlying the control of cardiac and respiratory function to endocrine control, stress and pain mechanisms. Functional neuroscience includes the disciplines of neurology, biological psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. Students in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience are exposed to all focus areas, providing a strong inter-disciplinary foundation on which to build comprehensive and innovative research programs. The interdisciplinary nature of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience provides students with the breadth of knowledge and technical acumen that is highly sought in today’s competitive job market.  The Neuroscience PhD program is part of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GPiBS) umbrella program. Please visit the GPiBS page for information about the program and free application process.

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