Ph.D. in Neuroscience

mentor and student

We strive to provide a rigorous and supportive environment that prepares students for a lifelong career in research science. While expecting competency in fundamental neuroscience principles, our goal is to offer considerable flexibility in the individual training experience so that each student can realize his or her own career goals.  

A Message from the Neuroscience Concentration Directors

Why should you conduct your Ph.D. training in Neuroscience at the University of Florida?

Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly advancing disciplines in science. Graduate students in the University of Florida Neuroscience Concentration are mentored by faculty who are passionate about advancing our understanding of the normal and disordered nervous system using state-of-the-art technologies. Our program provides a fertile ground for trainees to develop original research that will contribute to the field and that is directly relevant to preserving brain health and combatting neural disease. As a neuroscience student at UF, you will receive broad interdisciplinary training that fosters independent critical thinking and develops problem-solving skills. Our program includes rigorous coursework, specialized seminar series, and explicit training in grant writing and other professional skills. Our trainees have extensive opportunities to present their research for UF colleagues and at national and international conferences. We prioritize our student’s career development, and through a partnership with UF’s McKnight Brain Institute, offer an array of unique training opportunities. In addition, the University of Florida Health Science Center hosts seven NIH-funded Training (T32) awards that offer specialized training across an array of neuroscience sub-specialities and opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration. By leveraging our enthusiastic mentors, and the ample resources and facilities within one of top public universities in the nation, our students have unique opportunities to excel nationally and be on the leading-edge of next generation of neuroscientists.