Marquette to Offer New Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Released: Feb. 6, 2006
MILWAUKEE- Combining the expertise of nationally recognized scholars in the departments of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Marquette will offer a new neuroscience Ph.D. specialization as part of the current Biological Sciences graduate program in fall 2006.
“This initiative will have a powerful impact for Marquette faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates alike,” said Dr. William E. Cullinan, director of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center and associate professor of biomedical sciences. “Marquette will attract more graduate students to participate in important neuroscience research taking place on campus and accelerate the pace of discovery in this growing field.”
According to Cullinan, the new specialization will enhance the scientific environment, enable greater research productivity, facilitate leveraging of greater extramural funding, and provide increased numbers of undergraduate research apprenticeships.
According to the Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs, the number of applicants to neuroscience graduate programs has increased more than threefold since 1986, and the number of Ph.D. neuroscience graduate students has increased by a similar amount. Students in the specialty typically enter multi-year postdoctoral research training positions following graduate training.
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