Neuroscience is a dynamic and rapidly growing field devoted to study of the central and peripheral nervous systems in health and disease. During the past three decades, a group of eminent scientists with research interests in many areas of neuroscience has been assembled in the basic science and clinical departments of the Medical College of Wisconsin. These individuals, who have an impressive record of pre-doctoral training, research, and extramural funding in the neurosciences, form the core faculty for this training program. The research of the neuroscience faculty include functional, biochemical, cellular and molecular approaches to questions of fundamental importance.
Students who plan a career in neuroscience research are encouraged to apply. The program offers a first-year core curriculum that includes graduate courses, research experiences in the laboratories of the neuroscience faculty, a neuroscience journal club for students and a seminar series. After completion of the first year, it is expected that students will be eligible to select a dissertation mentor and will transfer into the appropriate degree-granting program. During the subsequent years of study, emphasis will be placed on advanced training in selected areas of neuroscience in conjunction with dissertation research in a problem of current importance in the neurosciences. Throughout the course of study, students will interact with a large number of faculty, students and postdoctoral trainees engaged in high-quality research in the neurosciences.