• Find a Doctor
  • International Patients
  • Newsroom
  • Contact Us
  • Patients & Families
  • Education
  • Research
  • Departments & People
  • Transfer a Patient
  • Donate to The Barrow

    ASU-Barrow PhD Program

    Principal investigators at Barrow Neurological Institute are members of the graduate faculty in the ASU-Barrow Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience at Arizona State University (ASU).  Graduate students in this program can complete a research thesis in a Barrow laboratory under the mentorship of one of our principal investigators and earn a PhD in Neuroscience from ASU.

    Because this program incorporates more than a single institution, students are exposed to a large set of techniques and approaches from laboratories in many facilities spanning the Phoenix metropolitan area. As such students have the opportunity to enrich their dissertation research by collaborating on multiple projects that address a translational theme.

    Since the program’s inception in 2008, nine graduate students have completed their PhD thesis at Barrow (about half of all PhD’s awarded by the program).  Graduate students at Barrow have been awarded various fellowships such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellowship, and the ARCS Foundation Scholarship.  Students whose interests gravitate towards translational research tend to seek out Barrow laboratories because of their translational research goals and the close interactions with clinicians and clinical researchers afforded by our medical setting.

    For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Rita Sattler.

    About Barrow

    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.