The Graduate Program in Neuroscience
at Arizona State University
Our goal is to provide an interdisciplinary program for training graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We emphasize approaches that integrate several levels of analysis – molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, cognitive - to investigate basic, translational and clinical questions about the relationship between brain and behavior. Students have the flexibility to tailor a program of study to meet their specific professional goals. We use an array of animals for understanding how nervous systems become adapted to their environments and as models for human neurological conditions. Finally, our program embraces the goals of the New American University at ASU in that it attempts to break from traditional disciplinary and organizational constraints to allow the university to harness its knowledge to transform society. Read a letter from the directors.
Watch this short video to learn more about the Neuroscience PhD program.
Please note that due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program many faculty are from outside of Arizona State University (ASU); therefore, they are not physically located on any of the ASU campuses. The program’s faculty consist of people from various schools and departments at ASU, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix.