Overview

The Program in Neuroscience (NS)

The Neuroscience Program provides broad interdisciplinary doctoral training in the study of the nervous system ranging from molecular/cellular/developmental to systems/behavioral/cognitive levels of organization. It includes over 120 neuroscientists drawn from over 20 separate departments and research centers. Its prestigious faculty include one third of Emory’s American Academy (AAAS) Fellows. A significant training component is devoted to the understanding and treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Educational and Research Opportunities

The first-year core curriculum focuses on basic cellular, molecular and systems neuroscience, coupled with research rotations that lead to selection of a thesis advisor.  Subsequent years of study are flexible and can be tailored to each student’s specific interests and individualized program of study. The Program’s research enterprise is highly interactive leading to numerous multidisciplinary collaborations between investigators and students in different research specialties. A hallmark feature of the Neuroscience Program is leveraging the strength of the Program’s interdisciplinary research breadth to generate compelling thesis projects.

Neuroscience Program Research Portfolio

Research in the Neuroscience Program spans multiple domains of scientific inquiry, and most faculty undertake projects that transcend individual categories.  Nonetheless, research efforts can be broadly separated into the following NS categories: Disease Mechanisms in Neurology and Psychiatry, Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Neuroscience, Neuroengineering/Computational Neuroscience, and Systems/Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience.