About the Program
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience includes faculty members from several departments representing neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, psychology, psychiatry, genetics, neurology and animal sciences. Areas of specialization include production and analysis of mutant mouse activity; regulation of neural and glial gene expression; developmental neurobiology; autism; gliogenesis; neurogenesis; spinal cord injury; stem call biology; synaptic plasticity; and mechanisms and regulatory controls of learning and memory.
The program selects students on the basis of their academic records, Graduate Record Examination scores, references and research experience. A student must have an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of at least B to be considered for admission. Prerequisite courses normally include biology, general and organic chemistry, calculus and physics. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but normally are selected by January 1 for admission to study for the fall term. Financial aid is provided to highly qualified students, and typically includes a stipend to cover living expenses and remission of tuition fees. The classes of direct support include: fellowships, graduate assistantships provided through research grants held by individual professors, NIH training grant, and teaching assistantships associated with individual teaching units of the program.
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience is also a participating member of Rutgers IGERT program: an NSF-Funded program including training of graduate students in integrative synthesis and analysis of biological interfaces.
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