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Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Neurosciences
The Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Neurosciences Program is designated as one of Colorado State University’s Centers of Research and Scholarly Excellence. Students interested in the cellular and molecular aspects of nervous system function and systems neuroscience are encouraged to apply.
- This is an interdisciplinary program with multiple department collaboration.
- This program is offered on-campus only.
No formal degree is offered through the program, but a transcript endorsement indicating the student has successfully completed the requirements of the interdisciplinary Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Program will become part of the student’s official record. At the end of the first year in residence, each student must select an advisor and the department through which he or she will work toward the Ph.D. degree.
Students can apply and be admitted directly to the program, or they can be admitted into one of the participating departments (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, or Psychology) and participate in program activities. Students admitted directly into the Program participate in laboratory rotations and may select from the laboratories of all participating faculty, regardless of their departmental affiliation, provided that the degree-offering department approves of the research topic for the Ph.D. In some instances where the degree-granting department is not the home department of the research advisor, assignment of a co-advisor from the home department will be necessary. The co-advisor will serve as a member of the student advisory committee.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) areas of study
- Brain neurophysiology
- Cognitive neuroscience
- Computational biology
- Computational neural modeling
- Glial biology
- Hormones and behavior
- Ion channel physiology
- Membrane dynamics
- Molecular neurobiology
- Muscle plasticity
- Neuronal cell biology
- Neuronal circuitry
- Neuronal degenerative diseases
- Neuronal development
- Sensory biology
- Synaptic mechanisms
- Systems neurobiology
- Visual perception
- Check out department requirements and resources on the departmental website.
- Contact your department representative or request more program information.
- Review our admissions resources and when you’re ready to take the leap, start your online application.
Coursework, credit requirements, thesis/dissertation requirements, fieldwork or internship requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.
Application Deadline Dates
- Fall – December 15