Welcome to the GPN!

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN) at the University of Minnesota is a large interdisciplinary PhD program, made up of over 100 faculty. Our goal is to provide the students with a broad and deep understanding of Neuroscience, ranging from the molecular and genetic level to computational. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, our program is a highly collaborative and collegial environment in which to train.

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We are an inter-disciplinary program, with a productive and engaged faculty, committed to providing a supportive environment so that students can achieve their full potential.  Our faculty are comprised of faculty from 30 different  departments and have a wide range of research interests and expertise. A complete list of faculty can be found here. We support a number of programs that bring neuroscience into the community, such as Brain Awareness WeekBrains at the State Fair, and the Minnesota State Brain Bee.

GPN News

Patrick Rothwell and Sarah Heilbronner have been awarded NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

Patrick Rothwell and Sarah Heilbronner have been awarded NARSAD Young Investigator Grants.  Patrick's project is entitled, " Optogenetic Measurement and Manipulation of Striatal Microcircuit Dysfunction in Neuroligin-3 Mutant Mice" and Sarah's project is "Posteromedial cortex circuits in depression and schizophrenia".

Paul Iaizzo, Ph.D., Visible Heart Lab, Medical School

Paul Iaizzo, Ph.D., Visible Heart Lab, Medical School
Researchers look to hibernating bears for advancements in human medicine. is interviewed. KMSP-TV

Congratulations to Martha Streng for being awarded a Milne & Brandenburg Research Award

The Beatrice Z. Milne and Theodore Brandenburg Award recognizes exceptional research by graduate students in the basic biomedical sciences. The award reflects the thoughtfulness and generosity of Ms. Beatrice Z. Milne and serves as a lasting expression of her commitment to improving the health of the people of Minnesota, the nation, and the world.

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