​Neurosciences

Graduate Student Coordinator: Sally Vogt

GRE is optional for this program

Washington University in St. Louis has a long tradition of excellence in the neurosciences. Here, Erlanger first measured nerve conduction velocity and its relation to axon diameter. In the 1950s, Levi-Montalcini, Cohen and Hamburger discovered the first neuronal trophic factor, nerve growth factor. Today, a large and interactive faculty focuses interest on almost every area of modern neuroscience ranging from molecular analysis of ion channels to positron emission tomography of the human brain.

​Faculty from the departments of Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology and Physiology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pathology and Immunology, Physics, Psychiatry, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Radiology serve as advisers for thesis research and serve as teaching faculty in the neurosciences. The remarkable breadth of faculty interests in neuroscience at Washington University guarantees a student's exposure to a wide range of current neurobiological problems and approaches.


The Neuroscience PhD program will be offering ​several online open houses to answer questions about our program, WashU and St. Louis.

 - SFN Grad Program Fair on 11/5-7th from 11-2pm CST​
 - WU Zoom Open Houses: Wed 11/11 and Wed 11/18 from 4-5:30 CST. ​ Sign up here for the date that works for you.
​Contact Sally Vogt (vogts@wustl.edu) with questions – we hope to see you there!​

For an informal 15 min program presentation by our program directors, please see
our YouTube video here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-2iwjYBoU8.


 

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