Neuroscience Graduate Program

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.


Interested in computational or theoretical neuroscience?  Learn more about Brown’s new initiative in Computation in Mind and Brain.


Click here for information about the sister graduate program, the Brown-NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP).

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.
Carlos Aizenman