The Neuroscience Graduate Program at Brown University offers advanced study for academic and research careers in the field of neuroscience. The Neuroscience Graduate Program was founded in 1986 and arose from one of the country's earliest undergraduate Neuroscience programs. In the more than two decades since its inception, the Graduate Program has gone through many phases of growth that have, at each step, expanded its interdisciplinary nature and propelled the quality of research and training to higher levels.
Today, the Brown Neuroscience Graduate Program promotes interdisciplinary research that crosses traditional discipline and department boundaries, while at the same time providing a strong foundation in the core concepts of neuroscience. Research in the program employs an impressive array of techniques and encompasses multiple levels of investigation from genes, molecules, and cells to neural networks, systems, and behavior. At all stages of instruction, the program integrates skills that are considered essential for successful, independent research careers such as critical thinking and reasoning, effective science writing and oral presentation, knowledge of the scientific review process, and ethics training.
NSGP Student and Faculty Publications
16 May 2013 12:08 pm
Congratulations to NSGP students and faculty, who collectively have recently published a series of high-profile papers. Michael Frank, NSGP Trainer, and colleagues published “Frontal Theta Overrides Pavlovian Learning...
NSGP Faculty Research Grants
08 May 2013 3:56 pm
Congratulations to several NSGP Faculty Trainers who received internal research grants. Gilad Barnea, Eric Morrow, and Elena Oancea each received a Salomon Award. Link to the following URL for details. http://www.brown.edu/research/2013-salomon-awards Gilad Barnea and Barry Connors received a Research Seed Award to investigate “The Role of Electrical Coupling Between Mitral Cells in Olfactory Coding” Sheila Blumstein received a Research Seed Award to investigate ”The Role of the Right Hemisphere in Speech and Lexical Processing” Link to the following URL to learn about the Research Seed Awards. http://www.brown.edu/research/2013-seed-awards
Welcome Fall 2013 Students
03 May 2013 12:56 pm
|Featuring the Aizenman Lab...|
Learning to See
|Aizenman Lab Website|
|Our lab studies how sensory experience shapes the wiring and function of developing neural circuits. We use the visual system of Xenopus tadpoles as a model system, a preparation which is amenable to a number of experimental techniques ranging from single cell electrophysiology, imaging, molecular biology and behavior. The image shows a fluorescent image of the optic tectum co-innervated by visual (green) and mechaosensory (red) inputs.||