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Neuroscience Graduate Program

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Rochester 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. We strive to train the next generation of creative, independent neuroscientists by providing academic instruction, research experience and active mentoring. At Rochester, this training is facilitated by outstanding faculty, talented and involved students, and a collaborative research environment.

Our Mission

To provide our students with research training, professional mentorship, and career guidance in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that will prepare them to advance ever better neuroscience research through scholarship, instruction, and community service.

Prospective students, we hope you will take the time to read a brief message from our director and consider Rochester for your training.

Welcome from Program Director

Our Program by the Numbers

55 +

Total Students

80 +

Total Faculty

28 +

Total Affiliated Depts/Centers

35 +

Student Publications per Year

What Sets Us Apart

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Program Highlights

Learn more about what makes our program unique

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See the research interests of your potential mentors

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A listing of current students, with research interests

What Our Students Say...

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"The strong sense of community is what makes the NGP unique. The connection between students and faculty is something that really drew me to this program. Everyone is working towards the common goal of doing great science and the strong support network every step of the way is what makes the NGP a great place for graduate education. Grad school is a huge commitment, you want to be somewhere that will not only push you academically but support you in all aspects of your life!"

Emily Crosier, M.S.


Connect With Us

Program Coordinator

Photo of NGP program coodinatorPam LaDuke
Neuroscience Graduate Administrator
Neuroscience Graduate Program
601 Elmwood Avenue Box 603
Rochester, NY 14642
p: (585) 275-3335


Read Our Weekly Newsletter


Photo of J. Christopher HoltChris Holt, Ph.D. Director

Madalina TivarusMadalina Tivarus, Ph.D. Associate Director

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