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.

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.

UCSD Neuroscience

The University of California at San Diego (UCSD) leads the nation as the top neurosciences department in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

With about 120 faculty members, UC San Diego’s Neuroscience department is among the nation’s largest. The program’s labs, medical centers and clinics are located in the heart of the San Diego life sciences district. There are many research centers at UCSD including Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind; Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience; and Research in Neuroscience at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

UC Davis Neurosciences

University of California Davis Neuroscience occurs both at the Sacramento campus, home of UC Davis Health System and at the UC Davis campus 15 miles west of Sacramento.

The Center for Neuroscience is UC Davis’ hub for studying the entire scope of neuroscience, ranging from cellular and molecular neurobiology, through systems and developmental neuroscience, to studies of human perception, memory, language, and the nature of consciousness. Some of the major UC Davis Health System research centers include the UC Davis MIND Institute, Eye and Pain Medicine Centers.

Mayo Clinic Neuroscience

Mayo Clinic has multiple centers of neuroscience research activity. In Rochester Minnesota, the main organizational center is the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and in Florida, the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic.

Other Mayo Neuroscience related programs and centers include a PhD program in Neurobiology, an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Center for Advanced Imaging Research, Migraine Research Program, Parkinson’s Disease Research Center, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Program.

Caltech Neuroscience

Several Caltech laboratories are applying basic science findings to animal models of brain disorders, and these translational approaches are opening up novel therapeutic avenues.

Caltech Neuroscience research spans a wide range: from the molecular function of receptors; through signaling organelles like the synapse; the structure and function of single neurons; the assembly and function of circuits of nerve cells; and the collective function of brain systems in controlling behavior, perception, memory, cognition, and emotion.

Boston University’s new CILSE

Boston University is creating a new Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering (CILSE) for interdisciplinary research which will bring together outstanding scientists and engineers from across the University to work collaboratively in the areas of neuroscience and biological design.

CILSE will comprise 170,000 square feet. Its core resources will include a shared equipment facility for Cognitive Neuroimaging. Three new research Centers will be launched including the Center for Systems Neuroscience and the Center for Sensory Communication and Neural Technology.

MIT Neuroscience

MIT has numerous academic and research programs related to neuroscience. Key institutions include the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Department of Biological Engineering, and the MIT Media Lab.

Important neuroscience related centers include: Center for Neurobiological Engineering (CNBE); McGovern Institute Neurotechnology (MINT) program; Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB); Synthetic Biology Center;Picower Center for Learning and Memory; and the Martinos Imaging Center at MIT.

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