Boston University Graduate Program For Neuroscience

Boston, MA
Program Description
GPN is University-wide, uniting graduate training on all BU campuses including the medical school, School of Engineering, and College of Arts and Sciences. Students come from a diverse background: math, physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, engineering, and psychology. They share “core” interactive neuroscience curriculum that emphasizes principles of systems neuroscience (from connectomics in animals to human brain imaging), quantitative and computational methods and models, neuropharmacology and clinical rounds to build meaningful connections with one another and the human condition. Students go on to successful careers in academia, industry, global and government policy, and consulting. Two PhDs are offered: Neuroscience and Computational Neuroscience. Go to: for more information about our neuroscience community of students and faculty!
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Student and Faculty
Number of Faculty: 62 Number of Students: 54
Ethnicity Hispanic Percent: 7.40% Non-Hispanic Percent: 0.00%
Race Asian: 9.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native: 1.80% Black or African American: 1.80% White: 83.30% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:: 0.00%
Unique Program Features
Program Characteristics
Year Established: 2009 Type of Campus:
Contact Info


Program Director
Shelley J Russek, PhD (617) 638-4319

Sandra Grasso, EdD, MS (617)358-1123

Research Areas