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CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative (CNC)


The CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative allows doctoral students to receive training across traditional Ph.D. boundaries, preparing them for the increasingly interdisciplinary research taking place in neuroscience today. The collaborative includes programs in Neuroscience (Biology), and Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology). The curriculum is interdisciplinary, taught by faculty from both Biology and Psychology and will provide a strong, common foundation in molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, and cognitive neuroscience.



The integrated doctoral training program takes as its domain the organization and function of the nervous system at all levels, from its molecular, cellular and genetic foundation to its expression in behavioral and cognitive processes. Mentored by a distinguished faculty, students utilize a wide range of research methods to study neuronal function at levels from the analysis of membrane channel mechanisms, through the genetic control of development, to the study of sensory, motor, neuroendocrine, motivational, and cognitive systems. Training in neuroscience research utilizes the broad range and diversity of methods that characterizes contemporary neuroscience from genetic manipulations, through single-unit electrophysiology, to behavioral control and measurement and to neural imaging. Students will also be introduced to current developments in Translational Neuroscience: the application of basic research findings to the study of behavioral and mental disorders.