Our Graduate Program in Neuroscience is designed to train scientists who can contribute to our understanding of the processes involved in the development, the structure, and the function of the nervous system. The strengths of our Program are in the areas of molecular physiology and biophysics, computational neuroscience, sensory neuroscience, neuronal plasticity and neuropathology, and development and neurogenetics.

The Specific Aims of the Program are:

1.- To train scientists capable of actively contributing to the development of Neuroscience.

2.- To develop capabilities to communicate the value of science both inside and outside the university environment.

3.- Foster and strengthen collaborations and exchanges between national and international scientists from different areas, from molecular biology to theoretical and applied biology.


  • Upon graduation, the Ph.D. from our Program is expected to:
  • Have the knowledge and ability to contribute, both theoretically and experimentally, to the development of Neuroscience.
  • Be able to propose, design, and implement experimental strategies to test hypotheses.
  • Be able to communicate, interact, and collaborate with foreign scientists.
  • Have the skills needed to teach and communicate scientific knowledge in different areas.