Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders


The combination of molecular biology and genetics with modern neuroanatomical techniques is transforming both our ability to examine and to understand the nervous system. Ongoing research by the faculty in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders graduate program is providing insights into neurotransmission, sensory system function, development and plasticity of the nervous system, regeneration and repair following neural damage, the basis of neural disease, and behavior. As one of four biomedical science degree programs in the UT College of Medicine, the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders program is an interdisciplinary course of studies whose primary goal is to train students for independent, creative careers in biomedical research and/or teaching. The program awards both Ph.D. and M.S. degrees and participates in the M.D./Ph.D. and M.D./M.S.B.S. joint degree programs.

Nationally-recognized, NIH-funded Neuroscience faculty who serve as research mentors are drawn from a number of departments including: Neurosciences, Neurology, Physiology and Pharmacology, Otolaryngology, Psychiatry and Radiation Therapy.  Modern, state-of-the-art research laboratory and core facilities are available through the program and these participating departments.

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Last Updated: 6/9/16