The Neuroscience graduate program provides students with interdisciplinary training in the growing field of neuroscience. Students conduct research alongside faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Research areas may include:
Molecular Neurobiology and Developmental Neuroscience
Investigating how and why the nervous system develops and functions at genetic, molecular and cellular levels.
Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioral Neurobiology
Exploring how the nervous system processes information, controls autonomic functions, regulates states of consciousness, or determines behavior.
Neuroendocrinology and Neurotoxicology
Studying the ways in which hormones and other chemicals affect nerve cells and their interactions with each other.
Using computer engineering, robotics and other technical disciplines to investigate how the nervous system works, and how it can be manipulated.
Examining how neural circuits function, are coordinated, and are controlled.
Seeking means of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and dysfunctions of the brain and nerves, including malignant brain tumors, congenital and acquired brain diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.