Neuroscience Graduate Program

If you are committed to a career in neuroscience research, consider our Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) at the Vollum Institute/Oregon Health and Science University.

The NGP faculty is large and diverse while the number of graduate students remains relatively small, allowing graduate students to connect with highly accomplished scientists including many well-recognized senior scientists as well as a growing number of outstanding junior faculty members. As a medical campus, OHSU provides its students with access to both translational and clinical research activities, and our graduates go on to secure excellent postdoctoral positions and a wide variety of jobs in academia, industry, and other science-related fields such as science writing.

Visit the NGP website to read about the experiences of some of our graduates and to explore areas in which we excel, including:

  • Biophysics of channels and transporters.
  • Molecular neurobiology and gene regulation.
  • Glial biology.
  • Synapses and circuits.
  • Sensory systems.
  • Developmental neuroscience.
  • Neurobiology of disease.

Our program is recognized as one of the top programs in the US, and we are located in one of its most livable and beautiful cities, Portland. We have great and affordable neighborhoods with restaurants that fit into even a graduate student’s budget. The application deadline for this year’s program is December 1, 2017.

If you are a college junior looking for summer research fellowships, we will be accepting applications for our stipended undergraduate summer research program. The application deadline for this program is March 1, 2018.

Please visit our websites or contact us for more information. I think you will be excited about the quality of our program and the opportunities it presents for a positive PhD experience.