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 70 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.

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.


Photo of John Olschowka
John A. Olschowka, Ph.D. Associate Director
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Douglas Portman, Ph.D. Admissions Director

The 2016 Annual NEUROSCIENCE Retreat!

Memorial Art Gallery, Friday, April 29th

Keynote Speaker is Jeffrey Lichtman, MD, PhD Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Upcoming Seminar:

Alterations in microglial P2Y12R and neuronal dendritic complexity following ionizing radiation in the mouse hippocampus
Joshua Hinkle
PhD Candidate
Monday, February 8, 2016 4:00 PM 20160208T1700000 MC 2-6408 (K-207)