• Welcome to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience

    The Program in Neuroscience is an interdepartmental PhD program with collaborating faculty from 13 departments at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The program objectives are to educate and train individuals to become independent researchers with a broad understanding of the neurosciences. Students chose dissertations laboratories following series of research rotation. Research focuses include sensory systems, neurodevelopment, neuroendocrinology, depression, substance abuse, obesity, brain trauma, and spinal cord injury. Our curriculum includes didactic and non-didactic coursework, with emphasis on experimental design, science writing, and communication skills. In addition, students participate in a variety of career building opportunities. 

    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Program, I hope that you enjoy exploring this website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We also cordially invite you to stop by if you are in the vicinity - we will be more than happy to provide a personal introduction to the Program and the UMMC Neuroscience community. 

    Best regards,
    Donna Platt, PhD 
    Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience