UCLA is the home of an outstanding and vibrant neuroscience community, including laboratories in diverse departments in the David Geffen School of Medicine, the College and the Samueli School of Engineering. UCLA offers graduate training in Neuroscience through the Interdepartmental PhD Program for Neuroscience (NS-IDP). The program includes about 150 laboratories in diverse areas spanning the field from molecular analysis to genetics and behavior. Students in the program learn modern problem solving skills and use state of the art approaches to explore a deeper understanding of how the brain processes information. The program, which is part of the larger Bioscience Graduate Program at UCLA typically admits 10-15 students per year that have a genuine interest in the brain and in contributing to solving some of its mysteries.
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