Neuroscientists require multi-faceted training opportunities to ensure career success. The Neuroscience Program curriculum, thus, includes components specifically designed to help students incorporate cutting-edge experimental approaches in their biomedical thesis projects, develop in-depth critical reasoning, hone written and oral communication skills, work effectively in teams, and quantitatively evaluate and analyze data. Our school's association with Tufts University School of Medicine provides an excellent opportunity for translational thesis research and interactions with clinicians. Additionally, our Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR) core facilities provide access to equipment and expert training in electrophysiology, imaging, gene expression, and animal behavior analyses.
More information about the curriculum and specific courses can be found in the GSBS Catalog.
Our curriculum is made up of several different components designed to provide the range of training experiences needed by doctoral trainees.
- Didactic general lecture courses provide students with the key information on which to build their neuroscience knowledge base;
- Small group specialty courses introduce students to state-of-the-art concepts in neuroscience sub-disciplines;
- Faculty-student tutorials provide students with one-on-one interactions with faculty in a specified area of expertise;
- Techniques workshops expose students to a variety of general and cutting-edge experimental methods used in neuroscience research;
- Thesis research
In addition, students participate in journal club, graduate seminar, career path seminars, and have the opportunity for mentored teaching experiences during their time in the program. A rich menu of community-based support activities are also provided.