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Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

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Director:  Troy Littleton

 

Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

MIT is uniquely situated to provide Neuroscience training at the bridge of multiple disciplines. Long a leader in engineering and biotechnology, the Institute has greatly expanded its neuroscience research breadth in the past 10 years, especially in the arena of molecular and cellular neuroscience.  Innovative neuroscience research bridges the molecular and cellular field with neuroengineering, systems neuroscience, neurodevelopment and neurochemistry. By employing a cross-disciplinary, multi-level approach to study the nervous system, research at MIT is breaking new ground in the search for how the brain forms and functions, and how neurological and psychiatric diseases affect these basic processes. To complement this exciting expansion of MIT's neuroscience research community, a graduate PhD Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience program has been developed to allow incoming students access to the world-class neuroscience faculty across campus.

MCN students will be admitted through either the Biology or Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) graduate programs and can join the MCN program anytime during their first year, offering access to participating inter-departmental faculty and neuroscience coursework across campus.  The choice of which department to enter from is up to the student, and students may apply to both programs. The Biology program offers broad training in modern biology, and students can use their elective course selections to focus on neuroscience coursework. The BCS program is focused more directly on neuroscience, and includes students interested in brain function spanning from the molecular level to the cognitive side.

Molecular Neuroscience-Graduate Program