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The Neuroscience program combines resources in clinical and basic neuroscience to teach psychiatric and neurological diseases, developmental neurobiology, sensory, motor and regulatory systems, cognitive neuroscience, and cellular and molecular neuroscience. Over 25 neuroscientists participate in the interdisciplinary graduate neuroscience program to provide research opportunities including neurological diseases, learning and memory, synaptic plasticity, stem cell research, neuronal migration, neuronal regeneration, receptor trafficking, vision, neuroendocrinology, and drugs of abuse.
Students are prepared for careers in academia, government, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry and more. Graduates of the program have gone on to postdoctoral and faculty positions at prestigious universities such as the Mayo Clinic, Duke University, and Vanderbilt University.
We are proud of our students and invite more talented students to join our neuroscience community.
"Neurologic diseases are becoming more prevalent as our population ages. Our interdisciplinary
faculty train students to perform cutting-edge fundamental and translational neuroscience
research to meet such challenges. Graduates enjoy careers in both traditional academic
and non-traditional settings."
Lynnette McCluskey, PhD
"My PI, Dr. Kris Dhandapani, has been an amazing mentor. He allows me the independence
to figure things out on my own but is also always available to brainstorm, give me
input, and provide guidance. I am interested in pursuing a career in academic research
so my mentor and I often discuss the processes involved in securing funding, preparing
and submitting grants, and how to go about designing experiments and planning projects." - Molly Braun
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