Education and Training
The rich Neurosciences training environment provides opportunities for postdoctoral scholars, students, and other trainees to participate in a wide spectrum of basic and translational neuroscience research. Our department offers weekly journal clubs, seminars, workshops, and an annual retreat. Students and postdocs have additional opportunities to participate in national and international meetings and other research forums. Our training program provides rigorous scientific training in an inclusive and supportive environment.
We train students and postdocs to creatively design, execute, and interpret experiments using state-of-the-art molecular, genetic, biophysical and systems neuroscience approaches with the goal of understanding how the nervous system develops, functions, and responds to injury or disease. Our trainees learn the power of applying multiple techniques to gather evidence in support of a testable hypothesis and how appropriate collaborations can facilitate this objective.
Trainees in the Department of Neurosciences also have the opportunity to interact with world experts in aspects of the nervous system and brain health in a variety of excellent departments at CWRU and affiliated hospitals (University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth), including the Departments of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology, Genetics & Genome Sciences, Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics, Biology, and Psychiatry.