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 20 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
Some reasons why you should consider our Neurosciences Ph.D. program.
Students can be admitted directly to the Neurosciences Ph.D. Program or to the BSTP, a combined admission program that offers more flexibility in the first year.
(Please note: applicants must also follow the general guidelines of the School of Graduate Studies as they will make the final decision for acceptance into graduate school: http://gradstudies.case.edu/. Graduate Studies application information can be found under “Prospective Students/Admissions”).
The application deadline is January 15th. Students begin submitting applications in fall/winter.
Recruitment interviews are usually offered in January. If accepted, a student begins their studies the following summer.
An application includes:
Many common questions can be answered by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions section. For more information, please contact Katie Wervey by email. Accepted or current students can contact Katie Wervey for a current copy of the Neurosciences Graduate Student Handbook or download it.
Any additional materials can be sent to:
Graduate Student Coordinator
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Neurosciences
10900 Euclid Ave, SOM E653
Cleveland, OH 44106-4975
Phone: (216) 368-6252
FAX: (216) 368-4650
A list of Neurosciences Courses offered at CWRU.