[Comp-neuro] Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Princeton

Carlos Brody brody at princeton.edu
Tue Nov 29 15:32:38 CET 2011

			Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Princeton University : Application  
deadline Dec 1.

Dear Colleague,

We'll be grateful if you get a chance to forward this email to any  
interested students, or post the brochure found here ( http://www.princeton.edu/neuroscience/education/ph.d.-in-neuroscience/PrincetonNeuroPhd.pdf 
  ), announcing the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience ( http://neuroscience.princeton.edu/PhD 
  ) within the Princeton Neuroscience Institute ( http://neuroscience.princeton.edu 
  ). Fall 2012 will see the fourth generation of students enrolling in  
this Ph.D. program. During our first 3 years, we have enrolled  
spectacular students, and we are again seeking the most highly  
motivated and creative students. Students from diverse backgrounds are  
particularly encouraged to apply.

Innovative coursework. A key component of our Ph.D. is year-long core  
course, taken in the first year and inspired by Woods Hole-style  
advanced courses. Students in this core course learn through a  
combination of lectures and first-hand experimental experience using  
modern, advanced methods. All students, regardless of previous  
experience, perform their own experiments. From single neurons and  
patch clamp, to ChR expression and activation, to in vivo  
electrophysiology in behaving animals, to computational modeling, to  
human neurophysiology and functional MRI, this course guides and  
teaches students about the brain as they learn to design, perform,  
analyze, and critique their own experiments.

Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience track. We strongly  
encourage students with training in quantitative fields such as  
physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering to apply to our  
PhD program. Research in quantitative approaches to the Life Sciences  
is particularly strong at Princeton University, including molecular  
biology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and psychology. A  
Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience (QCN) track exists within  
our neuroscience Ph.D. It teaches students with a quantitative  
background about neuroscience problems to which they can apply their  
quantitative skills. The QCN track also serves students with a biology  
background who wish to acquire further training in quantitative tools  
for the biological sciences.

Please visit us at http://neuroscience.princeton.edu/PhD .

Faculty and research interests.

Michael Berry : Neural computation in the retina
William Bialek : Interface between physics and biology
Matthew Botvinick : Neural foundations of human behavior
Lisa Boulanger : Neuronal functions of immune molecules
Carlos Brody : Quantitative and behavioral neurophysiology
Jonathan Cohen : Neural bases of cognitive control
Lynn Enquist : Neurovirology
Liz Gavis : Neural development in Drosophila
Alan Gelperin : Learning, memory and olfaction
Asif Ghazanfar : Neurobiology of primate social agents
Elizabeth Gould : Neurogenesis and hippocampal function
Michael Graziano : Sensorimotor integration
Charles Gross : Functions of the cerebral cortex in behavior
Uri Hasson : Temporal scales of neural processing
Philip Holmes : Mathematical modeling
Barry Jacobs : Brain monoamine neurotransmitters
Sabine Kastner : Neural mechanisms for visual perception
Mala Murthy : Neurophysiology of perception in Drosophila
Coleen Murphy : Molecular mechanisms of aging
Yael Niv : Reinforcement learning and decision making
Ken Norman : Neural bases of episodic memory
Daniel Osherson : How does the brain reason?
David Tank : Neural circuit dynamics
Samuel Wang : Dynamics and learning in neural circuits
Ilana Witten: Neural circuits of learning probed with optogenetic tools

Carlos Brody

Carlos Brody    (609) 258-7645     brody at princeton.edu
Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Princeton University
Director of Graduate Studies      Neuroscience Program
Princeton Neurosci. Inst.   &   Dept. of Molecular Biology
316 Schultz Lab, Washington Rd,  Princeton  NJ  08544

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