About UCR Neuroscience Program
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 continuously 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. Our ever-expanding program faculty roster hails from various departments all over campus with expertise in various aspects of neuroscience and some of whose principal appointments are in the Departments of Biology, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Chemistry, Entomology, Psychology, and the Division of Biomedical Sciences. As students, we are expected to learn the fundamentals of neuroscience, starting with a required core sequence, become familiar with a range of research methods through hands-on experiences while rotating in a variety of labs, 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 bioengineering or biomedical sciences to chemistry and psychology.