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

Dr. Newman and Kyle Biesecker publish in Journal of Neuroscience

Dr. Newman and graduate trainee, Kyle Biesecker, have just published a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience titled, "Glial Cell Calcium Signlaing Mediates Capillary Regulation of Blood Flow in the Retina." 

Drs. Thomas and Mermelstein awarded new NIH R01

Congratulations to Drs. Mark Thomas and Paul Mermelstein (co-PIs) who were just awarded a new NIH R01, "Estrogen Facilitation of Female Drug Relapse."

See more on Dr. Mermelstein's research and Dr. Thomas's research.

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Radke (PhD 2011)

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Radke (PhD 2011) on her new faculty position in the Department of Psychology @miamiuniversity!


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