The Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) captures the excitement and interdisciplinary collaboration intrinsic to the field of neuroscience. The NGP offers six primary research fields – Sensory & Computational, Developmental, Cognitive, Behavioral, Molecular, and Clinical – and draws on the expertise of more than 120 participating faculty holding appointments within 29 Departments or Institutes, including the School of Medicine, College of Literature Science and Arts, College of Engineering, School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, and School of Public Health. NGP is the longest-standing Neuroscience Ph.D. program in the nation, and it has maintained its prominence through the excellence of its faculty, the curiosity and diversity of its students, and the range and flexibility of its training and research opportunities.
Collaborative interactions among NGP faculty and members of the Rehabilitation Robotics Group have fostered exciting and innovative student research experiences integrating various disciplines. NGP students uniformly excel in academic as well as research endeavors. From 2001-2011, for example, NGP students published more than 230 papers, with most in notable and high-impact professional journals. NGP students also compete very successfully for intramural and extramural fellowships, including pre-doctoral NSF and NIH NRSA awards, as well as awards from private foundations.