Neuroscience Program

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Neuroscience at the 2013 Sackler Relays

The Neuroscience Program brings together more than 30 faculty whose research interests range from molecular to systems analysis, working to understand the form and function of the nervous system, with a particular emphasis on the synapse and glia-neuron interactions.

Faculty research interests are relevant for understanding neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, autism-spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, epilepsy and insomnias. The graduate course of study strongly emphasizes multidisciplinary training to prepare students for research careers in the complex field of neuroscience.

The administrative home of our program is the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Our training is also promoted through the technical expertise and research facilities offered by the Tufts Center for Neuroscience Research, which provides access to cutting edge technical approaches to neuroscience.

The Program maintains an open, interactive, and intellectually stimulating learning environment, with a strong emphasis on individualized training plans and one-on-one mentoring. Program members interact informally on a daily basis and come together more formally at weekly seminars, neuroscience presentations, the annual neuroscience retreat and symposium, departmental parties, and the Sackler relays.

In addition to participating in a full range of Sackler School activities, Neuroscience students also actively contribute to a number of community outreach programs to enhance science education: they organize the Boston Regional Brain Bee, a component of the Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Week, serve as mentors for college students interested in research through the Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences Program and the Sackler-Pine Manor College mentored teaching program.

Neuroscience Program Guide download pdf

Contact Information

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F Rob Jackson, PhD
Program Director

Administrative Office
Arnold 209
Phone: 617-636-3796
Fax: 617-636-2413

Synapse Neurobiology Program

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The Synapse Neurobiology Training Program is an important aspect of training in Neuroscience at Sackler.

Center for Neuroscience Research

CNR

The CNR provides state-of-the-art approaches to contemporary problems in neuroscience

Application for 2015 Admission

The application for 2015 admissions will be available soon.