Please advise me on the choice of a graduate course.
laubach at biogfx.neuro.wfu.edu
Tue Oct 8 22:26:03 EST 1996
tatsuto.ishimaru at christ-church.oxford.ac.uk (Tatsuto Ishimaru) wrote:
>I am a Sewnior Biochemistry student at the University of Oxford, UK. I
>am planning to further continue the academic work to obtain Ph.D in US.
>Although of biochemical background, my interests lies in neuroscience,
>especially in the subject of neurogenesis and plasticity in mammalian
>embryo, child and adult. A central question I have is why and
>how neurons are different from other cell types such as
>epithelial cells. Preferably I would like to study signalling
>and cell cycle involved in neurogenesis, but I am not certain if there
>are other more exciting themes in the subject. My interests
>originates from possibilities of cure for spinal injuries such as spina
>ALthough I am determined to enter an American graduate program, I have
>little informations concerning which course to choose. I nanother
>occasion, I have been advised to consider Neuroscience program in
>UCLA, but I would like to know more excellent programs in neuroscience,
>especially the area of NEurogenesis.
>Upon these standpoint, Could I ask you to advise me on the
>following points, please?
> 1) Which universities have a strong research team(S) in the area of
> 2) Should I choose a Neuroscience program, or do Biology,
> Developmental Biology or Cell and Molecular biology suit me better?
>Thank you very much for your kind consideration.
> Sincerely yours,
> Tatsuto ISHIMARU
I am a graduate student in neuroscience at Wake Forest University and
the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Our program has many people who
study the development of the nervous system, esp. Dr. Ronald
Oppenheim. All in all, I think my program is quite good. I am just
finishing my Ph.D. and am headed over to Duke for a post-doc. The
neurobiology dept. there is also one you might look into (chaired by
Dr. Dale Purves).
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