Center for Neuroscience graduate students come from a wide array of Graduate Groups. Each Graduate Group has independent administration and bylaws specific to the training of its students. They also have differing course and rotation requirements. Students from all Graduate Groups with an interest in neuroscience research are encouraged to apply to laboratories within the Center for Neuroscience. Current Center for Neuroscience students are members of the following Graduate Groups:
- Animal Behavior
- Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
- Human Development
The Center for Neuroscience administers three NIH-funded training programs for predoctoral students at various stages in their research career. Each program offers a core curriculum and custom training activities:
- Training Program in Basic Neuroscience - for 1st year students
- Training Program in Learning, Memory, and Plasticity - for 2nd year students or above
- Training Program in Vision Sciences - for 2nd year students or above
The Center for Neuroscience offers excellent training for postdoctoral fellows. A large and interactive community, Center for Neuroscience fellows benefit from the unparalleled energy of faculty and numerous opportunities for career development, including participation in Advanced Graduate Training Programs (see list below), grant writing classes, and interactions with speakers.
Several NIH-funded training programs are available to our postdocs, based on their research interest. These groups offer a core curriculum in specific research areas:
CNS PostDoc Training Program:
The primary goals of this program, which is tailored to the needs of our specific postdoc cohort at CNS, are to:
- Improve interactions among CNS postdocs
- Meet regularly with faculty to discuss career skills
- Invite speakers from a range of careers to discuss career options with postdocs, specifically targeted to provide networking opportunities to our postdocs
We have organized a series of panel discussions, guest speakers, workshops and networking events! The meetings will cover a wide variety of topics including information and advice for your next career step in academia and industry career tracks.
2018-2019 Schedule TBD
Visit our employment page for postdoctoral fellowship opportunities. Interested students are encouraged to contact faculty members directly.