Neurosciences: Philosophy

The Division of Neurosciences of The Graduate College offers interdisciplinary education in the field of neuroscience at the doctoral level to prepare students for careers in teaching and research. The program is one of the few in the country that emphasizes disease oriented basic neuroscience and is funded by an NIH Training Grant. The diversity of interest and expertise among the faculty of the division provides students with educational and research opportunities in neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, cell and molecular biology - all of which are important for the understanding of the functions of the central nervous system. The resources at Rush and in the Department of Neurological Sciences allow students the unique opportunity to carry out independent research on the basic neurobiological substrates of various neurological disorders.