Kathy Maguire-Zeiss

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 of 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. With 71 faculty members drawn from 14 different departments at Georgetown University and neighboring institutions, 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 and translational biomedical science. It is also possible for our students to apply for a concentration in cognitive science.

Our PhD students actively participate in organizing our program and teaching courses, and they have an excellent record of publishing manuscripts and receiving grants. Georgetown University also offers a one year MS program in Integrative Neuroscience, providing students with a comprehensive neuroscience education within specific academic tracks. Our mission is to educate women and men to be excellent neuroscientists, lifelong learners, and responsible, active participants in the global scientific community. The success of our alumni in diverse scientific career paths gives us great pride and demonstrates their commitment to be stewards of the discipline of neuroscience while living generously in service to the community.

Kathy Maguire-Zeiss, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience