interdisciplinary neuroscience program (inp)

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Unravel the mysteries of the brain.

Neuroscience is one of the most exciting and intensive areas of investigation around the world. Representing a diverse range of disciplines, neuroscientists collectively are interested in studying how the nervous system is organized and how it functions.

At URI, our Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) is developing researchers / entrepreneurs who will add to existing knowledge about the physiological basis of behavior and develop solutions for the most debilitating brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, epilepsy, schizophrenia and more.

Offering a Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, or a Certificate in the Neurosciences, the program allows you to integrate neuroscience expertise into your current professional development, or to specialize in one of several areas of focus. You’ll graduate with depth and breadth of training in the neurosciences, as well as practical, hands-on laboratory skills and significant research experience.

Why INP at URI?

More perspectives, better results.
The INP brings together a wide range of disciplines – from biochemistry and psychology to pharmacy, engineering, communicative disorders and more – so diseases and disorders can be studied more thoroughly, and from a variety of perspectives. And, we’re one of the only programs that includes engineering and pharmacy, both of which are highly respected areas at URI.

Small community of scholars.
We are a young and relatively small (but growing) program, with cohorts of about 5 to 7 students, and about 15 to 20 total students in the program. So you’ll have the benefit of lots of individual attention. And, chances are you’ll also gain some really smart friends and colleagues.

Positioned for success.
Thanks to a generous $15 million gift from Tom ’75 and Cathy Ryan, URI launched theĀ George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience in the fall of 2013. The Ryan Institute was created primarily to support and advance the work of the INP, and includes support for fellowships and assistantships.

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