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  • ASU-Barrow PhD Program

    The ASU-Barrow Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience was established in 2007 as a collaborative effort between Barrow Neurological Institute, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

    This graduate program provides students with the opportunity to answer neuroscience-related questions, from basic to translational and clinical science, using molecular single-cell to whole systems behavioral and cognitive approaches.

    Students in this program benefit from the expertise of researchers who work in these different areas of neuroscience by being able to collaborate effortlessly with individuals from the participating institutions.

    Since the program’s inception, more than 15 of the 60 neuroscience PhD students have completed their graduate studies as a member of a Barrow laboratory. Our students choose to perform their graduate studies at Barrow based on the translational neuroscience expertise at Barrow, covering numerous neurological and neurodegenerative diseases areas, including:

    • Stroke and vascular disease
    • brain tumors
    • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Parkinson’s disease

    We strive to ensure that our students obtain broad training in the neurosciences. Simultaneously, we mentor our students as they master in their particular area of interest as they work toward successful, independent scientific careers.

    Our primary neurobiology faculty, together with the entire neuroscience program faculty, offer graduate students and postdoctoral fellows unique neuroscience training in an advanced research and clinical environment.

    Interested students are encouraged to contact the program director, Dr. Rita Sattler by email: [email protected].

    About Barrow Neurological Institute

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.