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Neuroscience Program Web Site
Students in the Neuroscience Program focus on understanding the fundamentals of nervous system function, one of biomedical science's greatest challenges. Only through such knowledge will we emerge with new and more effective treatments for some of society's most common, devastating neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, and chronic pain. The close-knit, interactive, and vibrant research community at Tufts equips graduates with the didactic and research training they need to enhance understanding of both healthy and diseased nervous systems.
The neuroscience research community is growing rapidly at Tufts. Training is provided by faculty mentors with strong research programs that span the distance between molecules and behavior. Particular strengths of the training program include molecular, cellular, and systems analyses of synapses and circuits and their implications for neurological disease.
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, students are provided with the multidisciplinary training that will allow them to advance and excel in research careers in this complex field. Trainees are encouraged undertake co-mentored thesis projects that involve faculty mentors with complementary expertise. Research training is further enhanced by four NINDS-funded neuroscience core facilities (in the Center for Neuroscience Research) that offer students subsidized access to cutting-edge technology that both diversifies and deepens their thesis research. Students also participate in formal, mentored activities outside of the laboratory that hone analytical and communication skills. Graduates leave the program with the expertise and experience they will need to become effective, contributing members of the neuroscience community at large.