Duke's graduate Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program (CNAP) offers interdisciplinary training in cutting-edge research on higher brain functions; students rotate through three labs, choosing from more than 40 possible training faculty in more than ten different departments, before affiliating with the department through which they will pursue their Ph.D.
Neuroscience Graduate Consortium at Duke
Research on the brain spans many levels, from molecules to behavior, and touches on many different fields of inquiry. Reflecting this diversity, Duke’s neuroscience community encompasses nearly a dozen different departments and centers, all located in close proximity on a single campus. Graduate students interested in neuroscience may work with faculty mentors by enrolling in one of several different Ph.D. programs depending on their precise interests. The different programs focus on different levels of analysis of the nervous system, ranging from cellular and molecular to systems to cognitive and behavioral approaches. Training is coordinated by the Neuroscience Graduate Consortium at Duke, organized by the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), and involves an overlapping set of coursework as well as common social events, colloquia and retreats open to all students. Neuroscience graduate education at Duke is organized in a flexible fashion designed to train the next generation of neuroscientists at the cutting edge, poised to discover new and exciting aspects of brain function.
DIBS Graduate Student Community Email List
To enhance communications among graduate students interested in neurosciences, we have created a community email list. We use the list to send out DIBS-relevant announcements about events, activities and outreach opportunities. Please fill out this brief form to join the DIBS grad student community list.
DIBS Post-doc Community Email List
We also facilitate communication among postdoctoral and resident fellows through our post-doc community email list. We use the list to send out DIBS-relevant announcements about events, activities and outreach opportunities. Please fill out this brief form to join the DIBS post-doc community list.
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