[Comp-neuro] PhD program in Neuroscience at George Mason University.

Avrama Blackwell kblackw1 at gmu.edu
Wed Oct 23 14:52:01 CEST 2013

Applicants with a theoretical/quantitative background particularly welcome!

Deadline: January 4, 2014 for Fall 2014

We are seeking highly motivated and creative students for the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience at George Mason University. This PhD program offers students the opportunity to apply their skills to challenging problems in brain research, while working with faculty with primary appointments in physics, molecular neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and bioinformatics / computational biology. The Theoretical and Computational track within the Neuroscience PhD program aims to train the next generation of neuroscientists with the broad range of computational and analytical skills that are essential to understand the organization and function of complex neural systems.  Research approaches of the faculty range from the subcellular and molecular level to the systems and behavioral level.  Some of the areas that students will contribute to include: Molecular profiling of drug effects in the brain, cellular signaling underlying memory, the relationship between dendritic morphology and neuronal activity, nonlinear dynamics of neurons and networks of neurons, and fMRI investigations of reasoning, attention and human performance.  The curriculum is research intensive, and electives allows students to concentrate on computational and  theoretical aspects of neuroscience, or alternatively experimental aspects.

Applications should be submitted by January 4 for Fall admission. The deadline is December 15 for degree holders from non-US institutions.  Financial assistance is available at competitive levels through graduate research assistantships to outstanding candidates.

For more information, see http://neuroscience.gmu.edu/programs/sc-phd-neur/

Kim Avrama Blackwell
Director, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program
Professor, Molecular Neuroscience Department
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Studies
George Mason University
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