The Department of Neurosciences offers graduate and postdoctoral training in a wide range disciplines in modern neuroscience. The Neurosciences graduate program has a strong emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms that mediate the function and development of the nervous system. Training in neurobiology is provided through a combination of research, course work, and seminars.
Thesis research opportunities are available with more than 30 faculty members working in areas such as development of sensory and motor systems, regeneration, pathway-finding by axons, synaptic function and plasticity, neurotrophin gene expression and trophic regulation, aging, neuron-glial interactions, simple neural circuits and neural modeling, regulation of neurotransmitter and receptor expression and neurogenetics.
The Department of Neurosciences is currently undergoing a period of expansion and is actively recruiting new primary faculty. One feature of the Department that makes it a particularly attractive training environment is the highly interactive atmosphere, characterized by extensive collaboration among laboratories and with other departments in the University.