Mount Sinai’s Neuroscience Training Program offers predoctoral students an exciting and distinctive curriculum taught by a nationally and internationally recognized faculty, and a laboratory experience that builds on groundbreaking, cutting edge expertise in basic and translational neuroscience across a wide range of psychiatric and neurological disorders. A student’s training experience uniquely interfaces basic research within a clinical context by virtue of the close apposition of basic and clinical research and clinical treatment programs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Hospital. Indeed, all graduate students take a class in clinical neuroscience where they meet patients with brain diseases.
The Neuroscience Training Program has a superb training faculty who share a common thematic interest: study of the function and plasticity of specific neural circuits, during development, in both the adult and aged, diseased, or degenerating nervous system. Under the auspices of the Friedman Brain Institute, Mount Sinai’s neuroscience community has recently undergone a substantial expansion made possible in part by the opening of the Hess Center for Science and Medicine.
Varied laboratory opportunities at Mount Sinai take advantage of our considerable strengths in molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral neuroscience and in neurogenetics. The nervous system is studied in diverse model systems, from invertebrates, to rodents and all the way to nonhuman primates and humans. Students receive a robust foundation in basic neuroscience and in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of disease, in a collaborative environment that actively promotes multidisciplinary, integrative research. Using this interdisciplinary approach, the Neuroscience Training Program provides students with the essential knowledge and state-of-the-art experimental tools in the laboratories of our outstanding training faculty, to initiate productive, independent careers in the neurosciences.