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The Neuroscience Program offers a course of study leading to the doctoral Neuroscience degree. The objective of the program is to prepare candidates for careers in research and teaching by providing them with a solid, integrated foundation in neuroscience. The research interests of participating faculty members include cognitive neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, electrophysiology, molecular and cellular neurobiology, neuronal regeneration, psychiatric and neurological disorders, psychopharmacology, synaptic biochemistry, development, aging and neural transplantation.

    Areas of Research Strength
  • Drug addiction and drug-induced neuroplasticity
  • Aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and neurodegeneration
  • Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases
  • Neurobiology of learning and decision-making
  • Neuroendocrinology of stress and affective disorders
  • Regulation of neuronal gene expression
  • Ion channels, ion transport & membrane biophysics
  • Proteomics of CNS disorders