MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Neuroscience Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) provides graduate training in the largest and one of the most highly interactive scientific environments available in the world. At GSBS applicants are admitted through an umbrella admissions program that allows them to chose from over 600 laboratories in which to perform their thesis research.

The Neuroscience Program was started in 1978 to provide high quality training opportunities in a variety of scientific disciplines associated with understanding the function and diseases of the nervous system. Areas of research concentration in the neurosciences at GSBS include cellular, molecular, systems, computational, and visual neuroscience.  The program currently includes more than 50 faculty members whose research interests are described on this web site.  The program consists of approximately forty graduate students and more than twenty postdoctoral fellows. A common purpose of the entire faculty in the Neuroscience Graduate Program is to foster an environment that prepares students to pursue creative and innovative scientific research.  

Students interested in pursuing clinical neuroscience research may explore the MD/PhD Program that provides clinical training in addition to research experience.

Students affiliated with legacy programs (i.e., those that existed before the GSBS program reorganization), may click here to find information about their program requirements.