• Neuroscience at the University of Michigan

    Please visit the Brain Bank program for additional information on this vital on-campus resource.
    Image by Chelsea Cummiford, mouse hippocampal neurons stained with neurofilament and DAPI.

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  • Neuroscience at the University of Michigan

    Information and applications for the 2015 NGP Preview visit are now available.

    Image by Abigail Garrity 

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  • Neuroscience at the University of Michigan

    ...where minds connect.

    Image by Siva Nagappan, a PC-12 cell transfected with NPY-mCherry and SNAP 25-Citrine and stained with DAPI.

  • Neuroscience at the University of Michigan

    ...from clinical to behavioral to molecular neuroscience; an integrative approach to learning about the brain.

    Image by Kenichi Iwasaki, vasotocin receptor 1a1 (AVTR1a1) for a 1-day-old zebrafish embryo.

  • Neuroscience at the University of Michigan

    ...an interschool, interdepartmental program offering diverse research opportunities.

    Image by Ravi Chopra, DAB-labelled Purkinje cell from the cerebellum of a 3 month old mouse. 

The longest-standing neuroscience graduate program in the United States, we are a collegial and interactive group that performs research across the breadth of the neuroscience field.

Neuroscience Events


Students can seek admission to the Neuroscience Program by three different routes:

  • Direct application to the Neuroscience Program
  • Application via the Program in Biomedical Sciences
  • Application via the Medical Scientist Training Program

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Welcome to the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan, a place where minds connect to train the next generation of interdisciplinary neuroscientists.
Our program captures the excitement and interdisciplinary collaboration intrinsic to the field of neuroscience by drawing on the expertise of over 120 faculty members from more than 20 departments.
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Recent Awards

Dr. William Dauer recently published an article titled "TorsinA hypofunction causes abnormal twisting movements and sensorimotor curcuit neurodegeneration". Read the full article  below.
Dr. Sami Barmada was featured in a Michigan Today article highlighting his research on autophagy, a cell-cleaning process and how it is related to improved cell survival.  Read the full article here:
Joseph (Joe) Knoedler received a Presidential Poster Competition Award from the Endocrine Society for his poster titled "Identification of transcriptional targets of Krüppel-like factor 9 in mouse...

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