Baylor College of Medicine

Department of Neuroscience

Neuroscience Graduate Program


One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM215

MC 385

Houston, TX 77030

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

Baylor College of Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation in funding for neuroscience research from the National Institutes of Health.

We have state-of-the-art research facilities for molecular neurobiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, biophysics, behavioral neuroscience, optical imaging, functional human brain imaging and computer science.

Research areas include the following:

  • information processing in visual, auditory, and vestibular systems
  • neural mechanisms mediating higher nervous system functions, including perception, learning, memory, attention and decision making
  • development and regeneration in the central and peripheral nervous system
  • development of new technologies to read and stimulate neural activity, including functional magnetic neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and two-photon microscopy

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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