Cellular and Molecular
Neuroscience Ph.D. Program
Specialize in cellular and molecular neuroscience
Students in this specialization will acquire a foundational background in core neuroscience concepts including a strong understanding of both neuronal and non-neuronal cells of the nervous system, electrical/chemical mechanisms of synaptic signaling, structure/function of the nervous system, and behavioral, physiological, and cognitive outputs of the healthy and dysfunctional nervous system. In this program, students focus on fundamental processes underlying:
- Drug and alcohol addiction
- Learning and memory
- Obesity and eating disorders
- Circadian biology
- Ion channel function
- Spinal cord injury
Requirements and course work can be found on the Graduate School bulletin.
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Departments and Faculty
Applications are due to the Graduate School by December 1 for the following fall term.
The recruitment committee reviews applications and selects a sub-group for phone interviews. After phone interviews are complete, the applications are selected for on-campus interviews. All applicants are notified of the committee’s decision.
This doctoral program brings together faculty from Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Physical Therapy-Exercise Science, Mathematics Statistics & Computer Science, Philosophy, and Psychology. Their collective expertise will be able to provide a structured neuroscience-based curriculum that will allow for educational and research opportunities in this rapidly expanding subject area and will lead students to emerging career opportunities. Learn more about faculty research areas by visiting their department webpages.
Dr. Leigh Ann Mrotek- biomedical engineering