Program Overview

The Neuroscience program is designed to prepare trainees for careers in research and teaching. Northeast Ohio is an epicenter for neuroscience research and Kent State University is home to the Brain Health Research Institute, which supports researchers and students through programming designed to help improve our understanding of brain function in health, disease, and repair across the lifespan. This program emphasizes a strong neuroscience foundation from the cellular/molecular level to the system level.

Specializations include:

Research projects are completed under the guidance of a Neurosciences faculty member at any of the participating institutions.

Resources for the Neuroscience Program

Faculty in the Neuroscience Program are drawn from departments across Kent State University, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Northeast Ohio Medical University, and The University of Akron. Additional faculty are located at area clinical facilities and hospitals. State-of-the-art resources available for graduate training include facilities for:

  • electrophysiology
  • proteomics and genomics
  • microscopy
    • light sheet microscopy
    • confocal microscopy
  • cell and tissue culture
  • protein chemistry and structure
  • genetics
    • optogenetics
    • epigenetics
  • cellular imaging
    • calcium imaging
  • brain imaging
  • behavior

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