The Department of Neuroscience offers a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Our program of advanced study of the nervous system prepares doctoral students for careers in independent research and teaching in neurobiology. We seek to provide intensive training in one particular approach to neurobiological research, while also providing a strong background in other areas of neurobiology. We promote collaborative research efforts among the different disciplines to maximize the interdisciplinary nature of the student's education.
Our faculty members come from several basic science and clinical departments and are applying multiple levels of analysis including biochemical, molecular, cellular, physiological, systems and theoretical approaches to investigate brain function. The department is further strengthened by interactions with other educational and research institutions in the Texas medical center, including The University of Texas Medical School and The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, as well as Rice University and the University of Houston.
The Department of Neuroscience has outstanding state-of-the art research facilities for molecular neurobiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, biophysics, behavioral neuroscience, optical imaging, functional human brain imaging and computer science. The department has also undergone a major expansion of the faculty, which has resulted in new research opportunities for students. The local environment is research intensive and adjoins other active research programs ongoing at Baylor College of Medicine.