Neuroscience Subdiscipline

The CBNP Track of the Multidisciplinary Graduate program offers specialized training in Neuroscience to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the basic tenets and underpinnings of this modern discipline. Students have the opportunity to experience the breadth of Neuroscience -- from Cellular and Molecular approaches to Translational and Clinical Neuroscience. The goal of the Neuroscience specialization is to couple broad educational opportunities with intense laboratory experiences so our graduates are prepared to excel as research scientists, academicians, and educators. Students who have completed the required courses of the track and who have satisfactorily completed the requirements will have the Neuroscience subdiscipline appear on GSBS transcript.

Research interests:

Our research programs are well-supported by two training grants, as well as NJ State research assistantships and grants from private and public funds, particularly from the National Institutes of Health.

Cellular and molecular neurobiology
Developmental neuroscience
Cognitive and Behavioral neuroscience
Systems neuroscience
Neurobiology of Disease
Quantitative Neuroscience
Regenerative Neurobiology

Our Faculty:

Faculty are drawn from 8 departments: Neurology and Neuroscience, Pharmacology/Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


We offer a range of courses that provide both breadth and depth. Students may tailor their coursework to support their long-term goals.

Discipline required courses (in addition to CBNP requirements):

• CBNP 5150Q - Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience (Wood & Levison) 2 Cr, Fall, Block 2
• CBNP 5033Q - Systems Neuroscience (Servatius) 2 Cr, Spring, Block 3
• CBNP 5032Q - Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (Servatius) 2 Cr, Spring, Block 4

Additional optional courses:

• NEUR 5140 Topics in Neuroimmunology (Rohowsky-Kochan) 2 Cr, Spring, Evenings Block 5
• NEUR 5010 Medical Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy (Amjad) 4 Cr, Spring, Blocks 4 and 5
• NEUR N5040 Neurobiology of Disease (Beck/Elkabes) 3 Cr, Spring, Evenings Blocks 3-5
• NEUR 5170 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Servatius/Pang) 2 Cr, Fall
• Topics in Neurochemistry and Neuropharmacology (Ledeen/Kuzikandathil) 2 Cr Spring, Evenings Block 5

NINDS Neuroscience Training Grant