Message from Program Directors
Melanie Elliott, PhD
Kyunghee Koh, PhD
Welcome to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN) at Thomas Jefferson University. As your Program Directors, we are committed to making your training in neuroscience an intellectually stimulating and successful educational experience. Thank you for taking the time to explore our GPN website.
Our GPN is guided by an educational vision to provide well-rounded training in basic and translational neuroscience, while working in synergy with other basic and clinical research areas. We prepare our students for the research work environment of the future, where major roles are played by advanced technology, complimentary disciplines and collaborative projects between academia and industry as well as bench and clinical science.
Internationally recognized faculty from the Department of Neuroscience and from other basic science and clinical departments provide classroom and hands-on laboratory training covering diverse research areas in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Furthermore, advanced students can serve as teaching assistants to develop effective teaching skills. The Program thus provides flexibility to pursue careers in academic and industrial research and education.
Collegiality and mentorship are key aspects of the Program. Our classes are small and students work in a close-knit community with faculty and staff.
The PhD Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN) at Thomas Jefferson University provides high-level, scholarly, scientific training to qualified individuals interested in pursuing diverse careers to research, foster, disseminate and facilitate an in-depth understanding of the nervous system under normal and pathological conditions. Sidney Kimmel Medical College faculty from the Department of Neuroscience and other basic science and clinical departments train students in a breadth of topical areas in basic and translational neuroscience.
The curriculum of study includes neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology and requires completion of a research thesis under the tutelage of internationally recognized GPN faculty. A flexible program and multidisciplinary faculty prepare students to pursue professions in diverse fields, including education, research in academia and industry and consulting.