Neuroscience at The University of Chicago

Graduate Programs in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is one of the most exciting and fastest growing research fields. Examining the development and function of nervous systems does not only hold the key to better understand the interaction of animals and human beings with their environments, but will also allow us to develop therapeutic strategies for the treatment of neurological, behavioral and psychiatric disorders. At The University of Chicago there are three closely interacting, interdepartmental graduate programs which study nervous systems, brain function, and behavior: the Graduate Programs in Neurobiology, Computational Neuroscience, and Integrative Neuroscience. Combined, these three programs form the Neuroscience Cluster which comprises over 80 faculty members from both basic research and clinical departments. We would like to welcome you to join us in one of our Neuroscience graduate programs.

Computational Neuroscience

Nicho Hatsopoulos, Chair

Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago takes a quantitative approach to neuroscience, exposing students to mathematical methods and computational modeling applied to the nervous system. This program has over 30 faculty members from diverse disciplines including neurobiology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, and psychology.

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Christian Hansel, Chair

The Program in Neurobiology provides a broad-spectrum introduction to the Neurosciences, ranging from Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology to Neurophysiology, Systems Neuroscience, and Translational Neuroscience. Over 60 participating faculty members offer an excellent selection of research opportunities.

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Steven Shevell, Chair

The Integrative Neuroscience Program provides training and research opportunities for the next generation of neuroscientists interested in behavior, perception, cognition or social neuroscience. This interdisciplinary program, based in the Department of Psychology, offers course work and individualized, mentored research training in the laboratories of scientists who study the biological basis of complex behaviors.

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Additional Neuroscience Training Opportunities

Further graduate training opportunities in the neurosciences are available in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Committee on Genetics, Geneomics, and Systems Biology, and Graduate Program in Biophysical Sciences. Additional resources for training in specific neuroscience-related topics are available though the Training Program in Drug Abuse Research and Pathobiology and Translational Neuroscience Training Program.