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About the Neuroscience Graduate Program

Neuro Night at Cerebral Brewing
Neuro Night at Cerebral Brewing

Welcome to the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NSP) at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.  We are a program with diverse faculty spanning most areas of modern neuroscience. Through rigorous training and mentoring the program aims at graduating neuroscientists who are critical thinkers and poised for success in any endeavor of their choosing.  Below are some of the features of the program

  • An extremely collaborative group of faculty. A large fraction of our faculty members have joint grants.  Often these collaborations are initiated by students.
  • The program is the recipient, since 2000, of the Jointly Sponsored Institutional Predoctoral Training Grant, one of the 28 institutions to receive the award.
  • A convivial and close knit group of students who are actively involved in all aspects of program governance.
  • More than half of NSP students  are successful in obtaining individual fellowships from NIH or NSF.
  • A rigorous coursework spanning cellular, systems, developmental, and quantitative neuroscience.  Students also take a grant writing course, biostatistics, and a number of  electives  in neuroscience.
  • A  robust seminar series.
  • A student run journal club held in the presence of senior authors of the papers being discussed.
  • A fun annual Program Retreat at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park.
    The Stanley Hotel at Estes Park
  • An active Outreach program. NSP students collaborate with local schools, colleges, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Our students write blogs for the Museum. In general, we have fun with Neuroscience.
    Brain Awareness Week 2016 at the Natural History Museaum Brain Awareness Week 2016 at the Natural History Museaum
    Brain Awareness Week 2016 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science​ ​