UMD Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

The Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Graduate Program offer cutting-edge interdisciplinary training in several areas: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience; Cognitive Neuroscience; Cognitive Science; Computational Neuroscience; and Systems Neuroscience.

These research activities are carried out in laboratories housed in six colleges and 17 different departments on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Through our official partnership with the National Institutes of Health and active collaboration with Children’s National Medical Center, NACS graduate students may also receive research training.

Neuroscience at University of Chicago

At The University of Chicago there are three closely interacting, interdepartmental graduate programs: the Graduate Programs in Neurobiology, Computational Neuroscience, and Integrative Neuroscience.

Some of the more significant neuroscience research centers include: the Center of Cognitive & Social Neuroscience; Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering; Brain Research Imaging Center; Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering; Center for Peripheral Neuropathy; and the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior.

Zurich Brain Research Institute

The Brain Research Institute (“Hifo”) is a neuroscience research center in the medical faculty of the University of Zurich.

The four laboratories on neural circuit dynamics, neural plasticity, neuroepigenetics, and neural regeneration and repair focus on basic research topics ranging from molecular and cellular processes to network functions in the nervous system. The main areas of investigation concern the ability of the central nervous system to learn new information and to regenerate after injury, the mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission, plasticity and synapses formation.

Washington University Neuroscience

The Washington University Neuroscience Program offers outstanding neuroscience education for Ph.D. students and exciting research opportunities for Postdoctoral scientists.

The Program includes a broad spectrum of research laboratories that study how the brain works. Neuroscience research has included the nobel-prize winning insights of Rita Levi-Montalcini and Viktor Hamburger on formation and development of the nervous sytem, through development of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, to current innovations in detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

University of Michigan Neuroscience

The longest-standing neuroscience graduate program in the United States, we are a collegial and interactive group that performs research across the breadth of the neuroscience field.

The University of Michigan Neuroscience program captures the excitement and interdisciplinary collaboration intrinsic to the field of neuroscience by drawing on the expertise of over 120 faculty members from more than 20 departments.Primary research fields include: Sensory & Computational Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience,Behavioral Neuroscience,Molecular Neuroscience, and Clinical Neuroscience.

WVU Center for Neuroscience

The Center for Neuroscience (CN) mission is to advance knowledge in basic and translational neuroscience through team-based interdisciplinary research.

The CN functions to integrate all neuroscience research activities across a collaborative enterprise of 40 laboratories throughout the WVU campus. Our faculty members are highly interactive and participate with trainees in regular scientific and social events where we explore recent breakthroughs and discuss the major topics in neuroscience research.

UNC Neuroscience

The UNC Neuroscience Center is an interdepartmental research center at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

The mission of the Neuroscience Center is to promote neuroscience research that is innovative, collaborative and translational. The Center promotes this goal by bringing together researchers working on fundamental problems in basic and clinical neuroscience. By integrating work across the spectrum of neuroscience, we aim to advance our understanding of brain development and function, and to identify new therapeutic approaches to a broad range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

UC Irvine Neuroscience

UC Irvine’s neuroscience efforts are primarily focused on the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior in the School of Biological Sciences.

Research projects aim to discover treatments and cures for epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, learning and memory disorders, drug addiction, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), deafness and other hearing disorders, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, mental retardation and to learn more about systems neuroscience, learning and memory, cell signaling, and hearing research.

UCSF Neuroscience

University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has one of the largest neuroscience complexes in the world including the Sandler Neurosciences Center and Rock Hall. UCSF is ranked by NIH as the #1 department of neurology at US medical schools.

Research is done by the faculty in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and many centers including the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and the Center for Integrative Neuroscience. Affiliated centers include research at San Francisco Medical Centers and the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disorders.

Institute for Translational Neuroscience

The University of Minnesta’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN) grew out of the Presidential Initiative on Brain Function across the Lifespan.

The Institute is not a brick and mortar entity but an umbrella organization. The Institute’s main goal has been to retain and recruit neuroscience researchers who exemplify the institute’s mission to make discoveries through team work. The Institute’s second goal is to foster and encourage collaboration amongst the scholars, researchers and centers.

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