Neuroscience and Physiology
The Neuroscience and Physiology program is directed by Gordon Fishell, PhD, Associate Director of the NYU Neuroscience Institute and a member of the MSTP training faculty. Niels Ringstad, PhD, is the graduate advisor, and Nina Gray, PhD, is the program manager. The program provides comprehensive training in the fundamental principles of neuroscience and positions its students to attain success and make significant scientific contributions. The program embraces the field’s inherent diversity by providing a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to each student’s specific interests. Courses stress analysis and discussion of the primary literature and provide training in key skills necessary for a career in the biomedical sciences. Students can choose from approximately 70 faculty mentors, located throughout NYU, for their thesis research. Their research covers every major area of neuroscience, including molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive, behavioral, computational, and clinical approaches. The program also offers extensive mentoring for students and encourages them to attend neuroscience seminars, journal clubs, and other special events to broaden their knowledge of the field and build their scientific network.