Neuroscience Program
Institute For Human Performance
3709 NRB, 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-4413
Fax: 315 464-7712
Name: Rick Matthews, PhD, Neuroscience Program Director

The Neuroscience Graduate Program is a multidisciplinary interdepartmental program.  The program is anchored in the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology but composed of faculty across multiple departments at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

This program awards:

  • PhD in Neuroscience

The overall goal of the program is to provide students with broad foundational knowledge in the neurosciences while enabling students to tailor their curriculum toward their specific research interests and areas of expertise. We offer a very collaborative, supportive and comprehensive environment in the neurosciences that is focused toward training students to become independent scientists.

Program research has strengths in neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders and diseases, addiction, neurodegenerative disorders and neural trauma, aging, sensory and cognitive systems, eye development and disease, and neuro-oncology and neuroimmunological disorders.