Welcome to Georgetown's graduate program in neuroscience! Our program has existed since 1994, and involves faculty from more than 10 departments across Georgetown's medical center and main campus. The IPN is highly ranked in the National Research Council's latest rankings, coming in 14th among U.S. graduate programs in Neuroscience.
Currently, we have about 50 PhD students investigating topics ranging from glial activation, neuron signaling, and dendritic spine plasticity, to mechanisms of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury, to systems of face recognition, word reading, and interpretation of sounds. In particular, we have strong programs in neurodegeneration, examining molecular mechanisms of pathogenic processes, and cognitive neuroscience, investigating development, language, memory, social interactions, and impairments of these systems. A specific training program is available for those students interested in neural injury and plasticity.
Our students actively participate in organizing our program and teaching courses, and have an excellent record of publishing manuscripts and receiving grants. Our goal is to train excellent neuroscientists, and the success of our students receiving competitive positions in their post-doctoral careers gives us great pride.
-Bill Rebeck, Director