Mouse Brain cerebellum stained with Acetylcholine (primary antibody) and fluorescence is visualized with Alexa 488 (Green). Image taken with Zeiss Confocal LSM 150 META
The Neuroscience Track seeks to produce neuroscientists with both specialized knowledge and a broad-based understanding of the discipline. Yale offers students the choice of two broadly based graduate programs in the neurosciences, one of which students elect to follow in their second year. A Ph.D. degree in neuroscience is offered by the university-wide Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP), a unified graduate program founded in 1986 and jointly administered by all the participating departments of the Neuroscience Track. Alternatively, students may obtain a Ph.D. in Neurobiology, offered by the Neurobiology Graduate Program, a smaller program focused on studies of the cortex and centered in the Department of Neurobiology in the School of Medicine.
Both graduate programs have equivalent course work and research requirements for the Ph.D. degree, and they closely coordinate their policies and activities. During their first year, students in the Neuroscience Track follow a course of study designed jointly by both graduate programs that provides suitable preparation for either path to a Ph.D