Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP)

The Neuroscience Graduate Program offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate training in an exceptionally interactive and collaborative environment at a world class research institution. More than 60 faculty members from across the School of Medicine and the adjacent School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering participate in the program by serving as mentors for student trainees.

Graduate Student Perspectives

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I was interested in studying at Rochester because there was a large group of visual neuroscience faculty doing interesting research. During my interviews, I felt they genuinely cared about my goals and interests. Being here for a year, this has held true and the atmosphere is friendly and supportive. There is lots of cross-talk and collaboration. more ...

Grayson Sipe

Research interests of the faculty span all major themes in contemporary neuroscience including

  • Cell Signaling & Communications
  • Learning, Memory, & Adaptive Plasticity
  • Neurobiology of Disease
  • Neurodevelopment & Aging
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neurogenetics
  • Sensory, Motor, & Integrative Systems Neuroscience
  • Stem Cells, Neuroregeneration, & Repair

Extensive collaborations within and across these themes are a hallmark of the program, providing students the opportunity to design thesis projects without regard to traditional boundaries. Interactions are fostered and strengthened by a host of interdisciplinary research centers.

Students enter our program with diverse backgrounds and interests, but they share a passion for discovery and an intense curiosity about the workings of the nervous system. The Neuroscience Graduate Program builds on this passion by providing the state-of-the-art training students need to become successful researchers and educators.

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For more information and details on how to apply please visit the Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.

Upcoming Seminar:

Elizabeth Belcher
PhD Candidate
Monday, April 21, 2014 4:00 PM 20140421T1700000 MC 2-6408 (K-207)

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