Students and faculty in the USC Neuroscience Graduate Program study questions spanning the entire spectrum of modern neuroscience research. Key questions include:
- how do molecules work together in time and space to build functioning nerve cells?
- how do individual neurons and their interconnections lead to the emergent properties of neural circuits?
- how do the information processing functions of neural circuits lead to complex behaviors, memories, emotions, and thought?
Departing from the traditional focus on individual disciplines, USC Neuroscience is characterized by collaborative interactions between faculty and students working at many different levels of analysis, including research on cell-molecular neurobiology, systems-level analysis of neural circuits, neural engineering, and cognitive and computational neuroscience.
When combined with a varied curriculum, weekly seminars, an annual graduate student symposium, and an extremely active neuroscience graduate student forum, the USC Neuroscience Graduate Program provides a highly inter-disciplinary and supportive training experience designed to prepare students for a variety of successful careers.
- Dr. Larry Swanson Larry Swanson, Professor of Biological Sciences, has been newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his work on the organization of neural networks that control motivated behavior. For the full description, see "More News."
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