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Graduate Committee

Dr. Keshore Bidasee (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Daniel Monaghan, Dr Tony Wilson, Dr. Huangui Xiong, Dr. Jeffrey French, Dr. Stephen Bonasera, Dr. Woo-Yang Kim, and Dr. Kaushik Patel

Students enrolled in the IGPBS - Neuroscience doctoral program gain foundational knowledge in biochemical, cell biology, physiological, and immunological aspects of neuroscience, leading to research in diverse areas such as neurodevelopment and neurosignaling, behavioral and cognititive neuroscience, autonomic neuroscience, and the biology of neurological disorders.

Coursework

Each PhD student enrolled in the IGPBS - Neuroscience doctoral program is required to complete the following courses:

Required Courses
IPBS 803FUNDAMENTALS OF RECEPTORS & CELL SIGNALING *2
NSC 820METHODS IN NEUROSCIENCE *2
NSC 896RSCH OTHER THAN THESIS (or IPBS 896)1-9
NSC 922MOLECULAR & CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE *3
NSC 932SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE *3
PSYC 9010 (PROSEMINAR: STATISTICAL METHODS I - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)
NSC 950ASPECIAL TOPICS JOURNAL CLUB (each semester)1-2
NSC 970SEMINAR (each semester)1
NSC 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-15
Electives (minimum of 3 courses - 2 graduate level electives must be competed prior to taking comprehensive exam)
Each student and his/her Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective courses
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training
*Indicates course must be completed prior to Comprehensive Exam

Coursework

Upon successful completion of the first two years of the medical school curriculum, the IGPBS - Neuroscience Graduate Committee will waive the requirement for completing IPBS 803, NSC 820, and 3 electives. Hence, the following graduate-level courses are required for MD/PhD students enrolled in the IGPBS - Neuroscience doctoral program:

Required Courses
PSYC 9010 (PROSEMINAR: STATISTICAL METHODS I -This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha )
NSC 922MOLECULAR & CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE3
NSC 932SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE3
NSC 950ASPECIAL TOPICS JOURNAL CLUB (each semester)1-2
NSC 970SEMINAR (each semester)1
NSC 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-15
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training
NOTE: See Graduate Program Director for requirements regarding Comprehensive Exam.