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The Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program provides training in areas ranging from molecular, cellular, and neurochemical to systems, behavioral, and clinical, all focused on regulation and function of the nervous system.

In addition to discipline-specific fundamental and elective courses, we offer an array of research rotation opportunities, upper-level elective courses, and a broad selection of faculty dedicated to mentoring graduate students in dissertation research. Neuroscience students also participate in a number of enrichment opportunities, including journal clubs, seminars, an annual retreat, brain awareness week activities, and social functions.

Students are encouraged to present their research in a variety of settings, to attend professional meetings locally, nationally and internationally, and to publish their work in high impact peer-reviewed journals. A highly interactive community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, laboratory staff and students provide a challenging, stimulating and supportive environment within which our students develop into successful neuroscientists.

Our students boast an impressive record of obtaining support by NRSA fellowships and training grants, and our graduates have a strong record of placement in outstanding post-doctoral and other professional positions.

For more information, please visit the Neuroscience discipline web page at:

  • Elizabeth Fucich

    I am passionate about mental health research since psychiatric disorders are poorly understood in society as well as in science. My proposed research specifically interests me in that I can investigate how stress impairs the way you think and how behavioral therapy fixes that, using cutting edge techniques to determine what changes are occurring at the molecular, cellular, and regional level in the brain.



Students receive a stipend of $30,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program.

Application Deadlines:

Fall/January 1 (Priority)

Fall/March 15 (Final)


Heather Hunter, 

Discipline Coordinator,


Dr. David Morilak, 

Discipline Director,