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Through their faculty advisors trainees become expert in one area of research related
to their dissertation project. Neuroscience course work provides broad-based training
in core neuroscience areas. There is an introductory course as well as more advanced
courses in development, structure and function, neuropharmacology, and molecular neurobiology.
Development of oral and written communication skills are integrated into many courses.
Students also participate in a neuroscience seminar and visiting speaker series Other courses available outside the neuroscience discipline enable students to develop
additional expertise relating to their projects and long-term interests. Possibilities
include courses on behavior, microscopy, endocrinology, computational biology, statistics,
and molecular biology. Students have the opportunity to develop teaching skills by
assisting faculty members deliver class materials, and also by supervising undergraduate