The Department's commitment to the future of neuroscience is demonstrated by an outstanding graduate program that provides students with rigorous coursework and access to research experiences in laboratories across the University at both the Morningside and Medical Center campuses. Weekly seminars hosted by the Department are open to all students and fellows encouraging exposure to advancements in the greater scientific community. Additional opportunities are available for undergraduates and plans are underway to expand community outreach to increase public understanding of brain science and health.
Columbia Neuroscience Seminars
This weekly series of invited talks by national and international researchers in the field of neuroscience is a collaborative effort of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, the Department of Neuroscience, the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology & Behavior, and the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative; with support from the Kavli Institute for Brain Science
Seminars are organized by postdocs and held every Friday at 11:30 a.m. during the academic year. Members of the Center nominate and invite speakers from other institutions and research centers to present and discuss their work.
Faculty members in the department participate in the Columbia advanced undergraduate course.
PhD and MD/PhD Programs
We offer a diverse set of research and academic experiences that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience.
The faculty of the Department of Neuroscience direct and participate in the comprehensive neural science section that is part of the Body in Health and Disease (BHD) course taught to medical and dental school students in the fall semester of their second year at CUMC.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
Postdoctoral fellows in our laboratories are supported by the Zuckerman Institute Postdoc Program, providing an enriched research environment to advance their scientific training and support their professional growth.