Welcome to UIC Neuroscience!
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is designed to provide in-depth training and practical research and teaching experience in fundamental life sciences leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Neuroscience. The Graduate Program is not itself a Department but is an interdepartmental program directly administered by the UIC Graduate College. This interdisciplinary program brings together faculty and students from several UIC Colleges and academic disciplines whose research emphasizes cellular/molecular, systems/cognitive, and behavioral/applied approaches to the study of Neuroscience. Faculty from several Colleges and Departmental Programs participate in the Neuroscience Program. These Colleges include: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Applied Health Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy. The faculty also have strong ties to other UIC research centers, including the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience. Together, these scientists and clinicians advance our understanding of the brain, provide new treatments, and train the next generation of neuroscientists.
The following individuals defended their dissertations in 2013: Sarah Berth, Vanessa Meyer, and Phillip Baker. (Sarah and Phil, and their respective spouses, are also proud parents.) Congratulations! Visit our new newsletter, "Synaptic Transmissions"!
The online application system with document upload is now active.
Long-time director of graduate studies James Unnerstall retired in May, 2012; John Larson now wears that hat. And, effective May 2012, the Program has a single chair: Daniel Corcos. Former co-directors Simon Alford and Mark Rasenick remain strongly committed to and involved with the Program. Lastly, former assistant and then coordinator, Benn Williams, will leave the program in August, 2013 for a new position in the Graduate College.
And faculty members J. Larson and Thom Park recently made the local news.
Follow the links above to to obtain a detailed description of the Graduate Program provisions, to learn more about the Departmental Concentration in Neuroscience, to obtain instructions on how to Apply to the Neuroscience Program, to learn about the Neuroscience Faculty and their research interests, to learn about the Program's Governance, and to view the UIC Neuroscience Events calendar.
Direct all correspondence and general inquiries to:
Graduate Program in Neuroscience (M/C 526)
For information regarding specific University policies and requirements (as well as College-specific forms), go to the Graduate College link under "Quick Links to Campus Resources.
For more information about the administrative organization of the Program, see Program Governance.