About Us

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding nervous systems at levels ranging from the molecular and cellular to the whole organism. It’s a great time to be involved in our program because UCR is currently expanding, particularly in the sciences. Our program aims to provide high quality graduate training for students who come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds but share an intense interest in nervous system research. As students, we are expected to learn the fundamentals of neuroscience, starting with a required core sequence, become knowledgeable concerning a range of research methods as taught in a required neuroscience laboratory course, and demonstrate capability in original research. We all benefit from an interdisciplinary training approach, tailored by the major advisor but enriched by the readily available expertise and laboratory facilities of program faculty with backgrounds ranging from chemistry to psychology. In addition to this training, through outside speakers and planned forums, we students are made aware of alternate careers open to neuroscientists whose interests and talents might lead to areas such as biotechnology, science administration and the like. We currently have nineteen faculty with expertise in various aspects of neuroscience and whose principal appointments are in the Departments of Biology, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Chemistry, Entomology, and Psychology, and the Division of Biomedical Sciences. Check back here soon for updates and new content. Thank you for stopping by and checking us out!

UCR Neuroscience Program