The Molecular and Cellular Biology Track is an integrated, multidisciplinary graduate training program emphasizing gene function, animal development, and disease. Learn more >
The Neuroscience Track is an integrated, interdisciplinary graduate training program examining the functions of the nervous system. Learn more >
Students in the Biomedical Engineering track receive training in the biological, physical and computational sciences through a combination of core and advanced courses, and interdisciplinary research. Learn more >
The Toxicology Track is an innovative, multidisciplinary graduate program investigating the consequences of exposure to chemical agents on living organisms and the environment. Learn more >
The Functional Genomics Track is a highly interactive, interdisciplinary program that brings together biologists, computer and information scientists, mathematicians, engineers, biophysicists, and chemists to examine fundamental biological processes related to gene and protein function and interactions. Learn more >
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The Neuroscience Track is an integrated, interdisciplinary graduate training program examining the functions of the nervous system. Neuroscience is an intrinsically broad discipline aimed at understanding large issues such as cognition, behavior, and neurological systems at levels that include the underlying anatomical and cellular circuits, and even the molecular events that control cell excitability, synaptic function, and development. As such, students in the Neuroscience Track are expected to gain exposure to these fields through their course work, which will include classes in Cognitive/Behavioral/System Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, and Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience, in addition to the courses required of all Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students. These diverse fields of study are also reflected in the faculty participating in the Neuroscience Track. Research programs that are open for Ph.D. thesis work range from psychology and psychometric studies in humans to neuropharmacology and toxicology to molecular genetics of neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disease in model organisms. The focus of students' theses will largely be determined by the choice of thesis laboratory, but it is anticipated that the integrated nature of the field will be reflected in the course work and thesis committee members, which are likely to be from multiple participating institutions.