Neuro 2015

Neuroscience at the 2015 Sackler Relays

Neuroscience Program Guide  download pdf

Student Forms download pdf

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.

Contact Information









Thomas Biederer, PhD
Program Director

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

Synapse Neurobiology Program


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

Center for Neuroscience Research


The CNR provides state-of-the-art approaches to contemporary problems in neuroscience.
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Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research