A program of advanced study of the nervous system is offered at Baylor College of Medicine through the Department of Neuroscience. The purpose of this program is to train doctoral students for independent research and teaching in careers in neuroscience. Career opportunities for graduates exist in academia, industry, and government, among other career paths. The Department of Neuroscience offers a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or the combined degree of M.D./Ph.D. in combination with Baylor's medical program.

It is the mission of our training program to provide all students with a solid foundation in the full breadth of these levels of brain function analysis as well as intensive focus for their particular dissertation research area with interactive mentoring between several labs. The neuroscience department seeks to provide intensive training in one particular approach to neurobiological research, while also providing a strong background in other areas of neuroscience such that students are facile with approaches that utilize the tools and approaches of genetics, molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology and biophysics, imaging, behavior and computation, including modeling.

The faculty strives to promote collaborative research efforts among the different disciplines to maximize the interdisciplinary nature of the student's education. The graduate training faculty of the department is drawn from several basic science and clinical departments and applies multiple levels of analysis that including biochemical, molecular, cellular, physiological, systems and theoretical approaches to investigate brain function. The department is further strengthened by interactions with other educational and research institutions in the Texas Medical Center, including The University of Texas Medical School and The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, as well as with nearby Rice University and the University of Houston.   

Post Doctoral Fellowships

Neuroscience offers post doctoral fellowship training opportunities in many laboratories. Every day, postdoctoral fellows are making remarkable contributions in the laboratories of primary faculty members.

View a list of our current post doctoral fellows.