grad school advice?

Christopher A Baker cabaker at minerva.cis.yale.edu
Fri Oct 14 15:14:41 EST 1994


yangas1 at juncol.juniata.edu wrote:
: 	For anyone who can help:

: I am a graduating senior from Juniata College in PA and am interested
: in applying to graduate school in neurobiology.  I am at this point not
: specific to the exact study or research I want to take, although my 
: background is more molecular directed (chemistry/biology major) I am also
: interested in integrative aspects.  My interests lie especialy in the 
: neurobiology of the brain and sensory processes.  I would appreciate any 
: insight or information people may have on graduate programs, contacts, 
: etc.  Thanks for your help,
: 				Andrew Yang

Our Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program emphasizes interdisciplinary 
training and offers a great deal of research avenues in the neurosciences 
and other biomedical sciences here at Yale.  Laboratory rotations and 
thesis projects can be conducted with any of 80+ faculty from departments 
of: Anesthesiology, Cell Biology, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, 
Otolarynology, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, Genetics, Biology, Psychiatry, 
Immunology, Neurology, Psychology, et.al.  At the risk of sounding like a 
public relations person, I chose a program like this because of the 
opportunities to work in several different biomedical departments that 
have different foci in their approaches to the study of neuroscience.  

Only 6 courses must be taken in the program: 3 are predetermined 
requirements, and 3 are to be chosen by the student.  Coursework is 
completed by the end of the second year, when full-time thesis work 
commences.  Note that Yale (and some other schools) have an 
interdepartmental PROGRAM as well as a Neurobiology DEPARTMENT; both 
departments and interdepartmental programs have their own advantages and 
disadvantages that will become apparent as you read through the 
literature and talk to people on interviews...

I also believe that some institutions have developed separate programs in 
sensory/cognitive neurosciences; one that immediately comes to mind is a 
Sensory Science program operated jointly between the University of 
Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.  I can't get you the address 
of that program, but you can write for Yale information at:

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Room L-200 SHM
Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510


--
Christopher A. Baker
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 06510
cabaker at minerva.cis.yale.edu




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