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

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Patrick Rothwell

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Patrick Rothwell (Ph.D. 2010), who received a 2016 MQ Fellows Award to support research on brain plasticity and mental health!

Rewiring the unwired

Rewiring the unwiredis an article discussing the research of Dr. Matt Chafee.
A personal quest to better understand schizophrenia could show the way to more effective treatments.

Dr. Redish receives R01 renewal

Congratulations to Dr. David Redish on the 5-year renewal of his R01 entitled, "Relating episodic memory and episodic future thinking in hippocampus."  More on Dr. Redish here.


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