Neuroscience-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Doctoral-level Training in Neuroscience

Neuroscience in Pittsburgh is renowned for its large and diverse community of neuroscientists working at all levels of analysis to understand the function and disorders of the nervous system. The neuroscientists in the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon are a highly collaborative group who seek to create an exceptionally interactive environment in which to do research and to train students and postdoctoral fellows. This group participates in the Department's growing graduate and undergraduate programs, and takes advantage of the larger neuroscience community in Pittsburgh through access to excellent seminar series, many journal clubs, extensive coursework options, unparalleled local expertise and possibilities for collaboration. Graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences interested in neuroscience typically become members of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), the main offices of which are located in the Mellon Institute near the Biology Department.

Some areas of interest among our faculty include sensory systems, imaging and computational neuroscience. Specific research interests are listed on the individual faculty pages linked below.

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)
The CNBC focuses on models of cognitive function, brain imaging and molecular genetics of the nervous system. Carnegie Mellon faculty and graduate students from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Computer Science work jointly with researchers from the University of Pittsburgh.

Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP)
CNUP encourages and coordinates research and academic programs in neuroscience in the Pittsburgh area and fosters collaborative research between and among basic and clinical neuroscientists.

Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh

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