Many graduate students from the three interdisciplinary PhD programs Neuroscience, Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), and Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) choose to pursue their thesis work in our department’s laboratories, providing a rich and exciting cross-disciplinary environment to conduct innovative research. We provide a collegial supportive environment for students to conduct their thesis research. Students have the opportunity to present departmental data clubs, have lunch with invited departmental speakers, and are welcomed at departmental events and holiday parties. Departmental students are encouraged to present their research at scientific meetings and apply for travel awards and other honors.
Several faculty members within our Division of Neuropharmacology division have secondary appointments with the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program. These faculty participate in teaching or directing graduate courses including Introduction to Neuroscience, Electrophysiology, Developmental Neurobiology, Neurochemistry, and Behavioral Neuroscience.
Faculty within our Division of Molecular Pharmacology division have secondary appointments with the interdisciplinary Emerging Infectious Diseases and Molecular & Cell Biology graduate programs. These faculty participate in teaching or directing graduate level courses such as Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Introduction to Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Eukaryotic Genetics, Cell Biology, Altered Signal Transduction in Human Disease, and Molecular Virology.