The Neuroscience Program brings together 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.
We maintain an open, interactive, and intellectually stimulating learning environment, with a strong emphasis on individualized training plans and one-on-one mentoring.
We participate in Neuro at JAX, which allows our students to train with faculty at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Faculty & Research
The training faculty of the interdepartmental Neuroscience Program is drawn from the Departments of Neuroscience, Immunology, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Developmental, Chemical & Molecular Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine, the departments of Biology and Psychology at the College of Arts and Sciences and from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Our Neuro at JAX faculty are based at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Students seeking to enter the Neuroscience program apply to Graduate School of Biomedical Science using the online application system.
Students seeking admission to the Neuroscience Program must meet all GSBS requirements. Our program recommends a strong background in cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, and cellular neuroscience.
Neuro at JAX
Neuro at JAX is a collaborative training effort that engages neuroscientists at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine in our Neuroscience program.
Students applying to Neuro at JAX apply through the GSBS online admissions system and designate Neuro at JAX on their application.
Trainees entering Neuro at JAX carry out their training in Bar Harbor at JAX and complete all requirements for a GSBS PhD in Neuroscience.
Our curriculum 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.
We also have a robust seminar program that includes outside speakers, postdoctoral and student presentations and career exploration opportunities.
Mastering research techniques is facilitated by the Center for Neuroscience Research. A techniques course specifically designed for Neuroscience students helps our trainees master specialized techniques early in training.
Meet Our Students
Our students come from across the US and the world and are pursuing a wide range of thesis projects.
Publication of research is a key part of training and our students publish their work in excellent journals.
Over 90% of our students complete an advanced degree and go on to pursue a wide range of careers.