Dear Prospective Student:
Washington State University’s Program in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary biomedical program featuring more than 40 world-renowned research-active faculty. Washington State University is among the nation’s top tier doctoral/research universities, with research expenditures of over $175 million per year. Graduate students in the Neuroscience Program are immersed in active, state-of-the-art research laboratories in which they can make significant contributions to some of the most important scientific questions of our time.
In recent decades, neuroscience has been incredibly successful at developing very powerful insights into the cellular and molecular functions of neural tissue. However, translating these insights into a thorough understanding of the biological basis of behavior remains incomplete. A common theme in the neuroscience research at WSU is the focus on extending molecular and cellular understanding to system level physiology and behavior. The areas of research emphasis of the neuroscience faculty at WSU include: neurobiology of sleep, body weight and energy balance, the biology of addiction, emotion and well-being, circadian regulations and vision. We also have a well-funded group that focuses on muscle physiology.
I encourage you to browse through our web site and contact us with questions about our programs.
Steve Simasko, Ph.D.
Director, Neuroscience Program
Chair, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University