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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

Mary Barbe, PhD

Helen Pearson, PhD

Mark Black, PhD

Yuri Persidsky, MD, PhD

Seo-Hee Cho, PhD

Domenico Praticò, MD

Peter Crino, MD, PhD

Xuebin Qin, MD, PhD

Prasun K. Datta, PhD

Glenn Rall, PhD *

Nae Dun, PhD

Servio Ramirez, PhD

Toby Eisenstein, PhD

Jay Rappaport, PhD

Tanya Ferguson, PhD

Scott Rawls, PhD

Tracy Fischer-Smith, PhD Pamela Roehm, MD, PhD
Gianluca Gallo, PhD

Brad Rothberg, PhD

Doina Ganea, PhD

Michael Ruggieri, PhD

Kathleen M. Giangiacomo, PhD

Mahmut Safak, PhD

Jennifer Gordon, PhD

Ilker Sariyer, PhD

Wen-Zhe Ho, MD, MPH

Bassel E. Sawaya, PhD

Wenhui Hu, MD, PhD

Rosario Scalia, MD, PhD

Yang Hu, MD, PhD

Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD

Shin Kang, PhD

George Smith, PhD

Kamel Khalili, PhD

Young-Jin Son, PhD

Seonhee Kim, PhD

Ronald J. Tallarida, PhD

Lynn Kirby, PhD

Gareth Thomas, PhD

Barbara Krynska, PhD Ronald Tuma, PhD

T. Dianne Langford, PhD

George P. Tuszynski, PhD

Shuxin Li, PhD

Ellen Unterwald, PhD

Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen, PhD Sara Ward, PhD
Ditte Lovatt, PhD

Martyn K. White, PhD

John Martin, PhD Gil Yosipovitch, MD
John Muschamp, PhD  
* Indicates Fox Chase Cancer Center Faculty.  Profiles opens in new window.