The goal of the Ph.D. program in Translational Neuroscience is to graduate outstanding scientists who possess a strong background in the fundamental and applied concepts in molecular, cellular and systems neurobiology, developmental neuroscience, neuroimaging and neuropsychopharmacology as they relate to neuropsychiatric disorders. This distinctive orientation fosters the development of outstanding research scientists who are able to link advances in basic neuroscience toward the assessment and treatment of clinical problems. This program creates a unique environment in which the trainee is exposed to an integrated syllabus of basic science, preclinical research, and clinical neurobiology, including cutting-edge neuroimaging technologies. In general, concepts of central nervous system structure and function are presented not only as they interrelate as basic disciplines, but also as they relate to clinical neuroscience.
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