Lindsay Pascal, graduate researcher in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, uses a fluorescence microscope to view a slide of coronal rat brain slices in the lab of Brian Baldo, an assistant professor of psychiatry, at University Research Park.

Graduate Programs

Neuroscience Faculty are involved in training graduate students in the following Graduate Programs. Please click on the links below for the graduate program of interest for more information.

Cellular & Molecular Pathology Graduate Program
Our mission is to train students for careers as independent investigators and teachers with a focus on basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of human disease.
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Physiology Graduate Training Program
The Physiology program is suspending admissions and will not be accepting any students for Fall 2019. Applicants should consider applying to the Cellular & Molecular Biology Program which will become the research home for Physiology focused research at UW Madison.

Neuroscience Training Program
The program is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching. Training leads to the Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or the M.D./Ph.D. degree in cooperation with the School of Medicine and Public Health.
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Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
CMB provides students the opportunity to work with more than 170 CMB faculty trainers in over 40 different departments, on a campus known for interdepartmental cooperation and collaboration.
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Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Graduate Program
The objective of the Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology is to equip students with the skills required to conduct state-of-the-art biomolecular, biomedical, and pharmacological basic research. The Program assists students in becoming independent investigators in these research areas.
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Stem Cell Research Program
UW-Madison has numerous educational and training programs related to stem cell biology, developmental biology and regenerative medicine. Opportunities range from coursework and formal degree programs to post-doctoral fellowships.
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Biomedical Engineering Program
The Biomedical Engineering Program offers graduate sequences leading to the master of science (MS) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in biomedical engineering. Biomedical Engineering participates in the University of Wisconsin Medical Scientist Training Program, which leads to a combined MD/PhD degree. The BME graduate program should be of interest to students who wish to practice engineering or engage in research in an engineering specialization in medicine and biology.
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Biophysics and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Programs
Graduate training in Biophysics is organized through two distinct but very closely allied programs: the Biophysics Graduate Degree Program, which confers the Ph.D. in Biophysics to its graduates, and the Molecular Biophysics Training Program, a program built around an NIH NRSA Institutional Training Grant awarded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
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Training Program in Translational Cardiovascular Science
The mission of this program is to attract individuals to careers that include cardiovascular research and to train them in research that is motivated and informed by clinical practice. In order to achieve this, the program offers predoctoral and postdoctoral (both MD and Ph.D.) trainees an opportunity to focus research training on translational cardiovascular science, and share in a variety of activities with colleagues which foster an awareness of cardiovascular research training opportunities and challenges.
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Genetics Graduate Program
In addition to the Laboratory of Genetics, genetics research on campus is also being pursued in other departments. The Genetics Ph.D. Training Program, administered by the Laboratory of Genetics, includes Genetics Trainers from many of these departments.
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Masters in Biotechnology
The Master of Science in Biotechnology at UW-Madison is an ideal solution for working professionals advancing their careers in the biotechnology field. Distinctive for a cross-disciplinary curriculum relevant to the commercialization of new technologies, the program addresses fundamental scientific topics, business strategies, and legal and ethical perspectives.
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