The graduate program in the Division of Neuroscience of the Graduate College at Rush University is one of the few in the country that offers training in disease oriented basic neuroscience; it is partly funded by a predoctoral training grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. Leyla deToledo-Morrell, PhD, is director of the graduate program in neuroscience.
The training program offers interdisciplinary education in the field of neuroscience at the doctoral level to prepare students for careers in teaching and research. The diversity of interest and expertise among the faculty of the division provides students with educational and research opportunities in neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, behavioral neuroscience, 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 University Medical Center 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.
Above right, Leyla deToledo-Morrell, PhD, director, graduate program in neuroscience