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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program - Neuroscience

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The Neuroscience cluster is an educational working group, supporting PhD, MD/PhD, and MS educational/research programs within Temple University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. This cluster provides thematic courses, research opportunities, and educational activities related to neuroscience, bringing together faculty members from basic science and clinical departments, as well as research centers—Center of Substance Abuse, Center for Neurovirology and Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center, and Shriner’s Hospitals Pediatric Research Center.

Neuroscience is an extremely broad field encompassing the mechanisms involved in central and peripheral nervous system development, neuronal function, injury, and repair. These mechanisms contribute to memory, emotion, sensory (including pain), motor, and cognitive functions. The Neuroscience cluster offers exposure to a number of areas of basic neuroscience research and education with the goal of translating basic research advances into treatments for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Indeed, the breadth and depth of the faculty members encourages an interdisciplinary approach to neuroscience education that will prepare our graduate students with an understanding of neurodegenerative disease processes, neural injury, and promote the development of effective therapeutics and modalities for repair.

The Neuroscience cluster curriculum includes a weekly student seminar, research focused journal clubs, and a series of cluster-based electives providing a strong foundation in basic neuroscience, neuropharmacology, and translational neuroscience research. The goal of this curriculum, integrated with the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, is to prepare a new cadre of scientists and physicians with interdisciplinary neuroscience training and support trainees' contributions to the development of effective treatments for neurological disorders.


FACULTY - neuroscience

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Mary E. Abood, PhD

Henry Parkman, MD

Tasuku Akiyama, PhD

Helen Pearson, PhD

Mary Barbe, PhD

Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD

Mark Black, PhD

Domenico Praticò, MD

Seo-Hee Cho, PhD

Xuebin Qin, MD, PhD

Peter Crino, MD, PhD

Glenn Rall, PhD *

Prasun K. Datta, PhD

Servio Ramirez, PhD

Nae Dun, PhD

Jay Rappaport, PhD

Toby Eisenstein, PhD

Scott Rawls, PhD

Tanya Ferguson, PhD Pamela Roehm, MD, PhD
Tracy Fischer-Smith, PhD

Brad Rothberg, PhD

Gianluca Gallo, PhD Michael Ruggieri, PhD

Doina Ganea, PhD

Mahmut Safak, PhD

Kathleen M. Giangiacomo, PhD

Ilker Sariyer, PhD
Laura Goetzl, MD, MPH

Bassel E. Sawaya, PhD

Jennifer Gordon, PhD

Rosario Scalia, MD, PhD

Wen-Zhe Ho, MD, MPH

Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD

Wenhui Hu, MD, PhD

George Smith, PhD

Yang Hu, MD, PhD

Young-Jin Son, PhD

Shin Kang, PhD

Ronald J. Tallarida, PhD

Kamel Khalili, PhD

Gareth Thomas, PhD

Seonhee Kim, PhD

Ronald Tuma, PhD

Lynn Kirby, PhD

George P. Tuszynski, PhD

Barbara Krynska, PhD

Ellen Unterwald, PhD

T. Dianne Langford, PhD

Sara Ward, PhD
Shuxin Li, PhD

Martyn K. White, PhD

Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen, PhD Gil Yosipovitch, MD
John Martin, PhD Zeng-jie Yang, MD, PhD *
John Muschamp, PhD  
* Indicates Fox Chase Cancer Center Faculty.  Profiles opens in new window.