Neuroscience is one of the most integrative, interdisciplinary, and innovative fields of academic biomedicine. The Ph.D. training program in Neurobiology of Disease at Mayo Clinic offers students the unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge basic research that is fundamentally invested in translation to the clinic. If you are interested in basic research that will not only advance the field but also make a difference in patient care and human health, then the Mayo graduate program in the neurobiology of disease may be right for you. Our research labs and classes span the spectrum from biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics, to animal models, imaging, and clinical studies. Our students are trained as basic neuroscientists who engage in research that encompasses neurobiology, immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell biology, virology, and biomedical engineering. Our training faculty publishes at the highest levels, our graduate students go on to successful postdoctoral and faculty positions, and our scientific endeavors have made and continue to make a very real impact at the bench and in the clinic.
The Mayo neurobiology of disease training program includes faculty from numerous academic and clinical departments, including neurology, biochemistry and molecular biology, molecular pharmacology, immunology, and biomedical engineering. We offer a truly interdisciplinary training environment that provides a wide range of research opportunities. Our programmatic emphases include, but are not limited to, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer and Parkinson disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal cord injury and repair, neural regeneration, neuro-oncology, neuro-engineering, and neuro-imaging. From state-of-the-art human and small animal magnetic resonance imaging facilities to sophisticated realtime photonic interrogation of living cells and tissues, from flow cytometry to scanning electron microscopy, from wireless deep brain stimulation in human patients to single-channel patch clamp electrophysiology, from tissue engineering to neural stem cell transplantation, from microarray analysis to epigenetics, our neuroscience training program encompasses an incredible diversity of experimental models, techniques, and paradigms.
Allan J. Bieber, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director, Neurobiology of Disease Program
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience