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The Neuroscience subprogram in Biology examines the organization and function of the nervous system at all levels, from molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral perspectives. Areas of research include molecular genetics of development, neurotransmitters and signal transduction, learning, neuroethology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of sensory and motor systems, oculomotor control, neuroendocrine systems, and neurobiology of brain disorders.  Faculty include members of the staff of the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities.

ADMISSIONS: The Neuroscience subprogram (NS) in Biology and the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN) training area in Psychology have formed the CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative. Doctoral students admitted into the NS subprogram in Biology are part of this Collaborative and will receive training across traditional Ph.D. Program boundaries, preparing them for the increasingly interdisciplinary research taking place in neuroscience today. Online application: choose either Biology-Ph.D. and select Neuroscience/CNC as "program specialization" OR CHOOSE Psychology Behavioral and Cog Neuroscience/CNC-Ph.D. Deadline for all applications is Dec 1.


To learn more details on Training programs in Neuroscience, please visit

Biology Neuroscience Subprogram Handbook

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Biology Neuroscience Subprogram Co-Chairs


Allyson Friedman
Hunter College
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Ekatarina Likhtik
Hunter College
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