The UW Neuroscience Program is an interdepartmental program with faculty from Zoology & Physiology, Heath Sciences, and Veterinary Sciences.
Neuroscience faculty are committed to interdisciplinary research training for Ph.D. students.
The Ph.D. program is highly individualized to meet the needs of each student.
Research within the program uses a variety of model systems, both mammalian and non-mammalian species, for neurobiological studies.
A wide variety of techniques are used to study the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurological diseases.
Research areas include neural regulation of social behaviors, hormones, physiological function, chronic pain, neurodegeneration, and addiction.
Faculty and students gather for a weekly neurophysiology seminar series to hear from guest speakers.
The University of Wyoming is located in a beautiful area with lots of local activities.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the UW Neuroscience Center a $5.1 Million grant to support career development, pilot research projects, and the Robert A. Jenkins Microscopy Core Facility. These funds have been used to support research assistantships for Neuroscience graduate students as well as collection of preliminary data for larger, externally-funded grants.
"The Neuroscience Center investigators work on interrelated projects that seek to understand how experience shapes neuronal function and synaptic connections during the life span of the animal, and how normal function may be reversed by neurodegenerative diseases and aging," Neuroscience Center Director Professor Francis (Bill) Flynn says. "The overall scientific objective is to utilize a multi-pronged and interdisciplinary approach to address common themes in neurodegeneration and aging, neuroplasticity, and chronic pain."