More resources. Advanced labs. Stronger research programs.
Ph.D. students in UToledo’s neurosciences program benefit from our partnership with a local health-care system. Our graduates become outstanding scientists and educators.
The Department of Neurosciences at The University of Toledo is growing — thanks to an exciting affiliation between the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and ProMedica, a local, nonprofit health-care system.
This partnership has allowed us to:
Our goal is to integrate molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience to uncover nervous system function, how it goes awry and develop treatments for diseases of the nervous system.
The neurosciences and neurological disorders doctoral program offers an interdisciplinary course of studies. We train Ph.D. students for independent, creative careers in biomedical research and teaching.
Exceptional faculty and resources. Nationally recognized, National Institutes of Health-funded faculty members serve as research mentors. Our faculty members come from myriad UToledo departments, including neurosciences, neurology, physiology and pharmacology, psychiatry and radiation therapy.
Funded research. A number of recent UToledo doctoral students were awarded highly competitive NIH pre-doctoral fellowships for their research training.
Funded travel. The neurosciences and neurological disorders program provides $1,000 to Ph.D. students to attend and present their research at national and international meetings.
Dual degrees. UToledo offers a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree. Students typically complete the first two years of medical school, then the doctoral degree, followed by their last two years of medical school. Neuroscience doctoral students also may simultaneously pursue a J.D., M.P.H. or M.B.A. Consult with the directors of each graduate degree program for further information.
100% of students who complete the program find job placement as:
Graduates of UToledo’s Ph.D. program have been named post-doctoral Fellows at:
Our alumni have found positions as scientists at:
The curriculum for the Ph.D. degree in neurosciences and neurological disorders consists of core courses the first year, followed by specialized required and elective courses and laboratory research.
During the first two semesters, each student rotates through at least three research laboratories. You will:
At the end of the second semester, each student selects an advisor, who directs the student's doctoral research.
Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders Graduate Program Sample Classes
UToledo doctoral students in the neurosciences and neurological disorders graduate program learn from and are mentored by acclaimed faculty.
Ph.D. students rotate through at least three labs before choosing a mentor for dissertation research.
Current research efforts in the department focus on:
All UToledo labs are equipped for modern biomedical science research. Extensive core facilities are available to students, including: