Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at Arizona State University!

The field of neuroscience is growing at an exponential pace. Neuroscientists are now developing an increasingly sophisticated set of tools to explore the basic functions of nervous systems of such diverse animals as honey bees, rats, birds and humans. It is fascinating that all of these nervous systems work on the same basic set of molecular and cellular principles.

Bringing together people who perform such basic, fundamental research with researchers and physicians who work with human patients in clinical settings, there now exists the possibility to translate findings from basic research into treatments that will improve the human condition.

With this translational objective in mind, ASU provides an interdisciplinary program for training graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in collaboration with the Barrow Neurological Institute, Mayo Clinic and other clinical partners across the greater Phoenix area. We emphasize approaches that integrate several levels of analysis – molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, cognitive - to investigate basic, translational and clinical questions about the relationship between brain and behavior.

Students have the flexibility to tailor a program of study to meet their specific professional goals with more than 75 participating faculty members