Oregon Health & Science University Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program

Portland, OR
Program Description

Students in our program receive outstanding doctoral training aimed toward understanding neuroscience across disciplines. Our faculty offer expertise in the neurobiology of substance abuse, cognitive and affective neuroscience, behavioral genetics, animal communication, learning and memory, social neuroscience, impulsivity. We integrate our diverse interests through the highly collaborative structure of our program.

We accept students with a diverse array of qualifications and encourage applications from those who have completed undergraduate coursework in biopsychology or neuroscience, or other basic biological science areas that are useful for studies in behavioral neuroscience (e.g., biology, chemistry).

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Student and Faculty
Number of Faculty: 46 Number of Students: 27
Ethnicity Hispanic Percent: 19.00% Non-Hispanic Percent: 79.00%
Race Asian: 7.00% American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.00% Black or African American: 4.00% White: 66.00% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:: 0.00%
Unique Program Features
Program Characteristics
Year Established: 1957 Type of Campus: Main Campus
Contact Info

Program Director
Garet P Lahvis, PhD
lahvisg@ohsu.edu (503) 346-0820

Kris Thomason
thomason@ohsu.edu (503)494-7765

Research Areas