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Graduate Training

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Biomedical Science are comprised of seven degree-granting programs that reside in the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy, at the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.

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Graduate students in neuroscience laboratories may also complete advanced degrees in the Departments of Biology, Psychology, and the soon to be launched Biomedical Engineering graduate program. Because we are an interdisciplinary body, there are multiple ways in which prospective students can apply to engage in graduate study with our investigators. For more information on these programs, please click the links below:

Behavioral Neuroscience graduate program, Department of Psychology

Graduate research areas in the Department of Biology

Graduate program in Biomedical Engineering (coming soon)


Summer Undergraduate Research Internships (SURI)

For nine weeks over the summer, we will offer internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neuro-degeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases. Interns are expected to devote their time to a well-defined research project under the supervision of a Center faculty member.

Interns will receive a $4,000 salary (before taxes) as well as housing in WVU apartments on campus. Interns will have access to many of the University's facilities, including the new Health Sciences Library, the Personal Rapid Transit system (PRT), and unlimited use of the the modern, 177,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center.

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Faculty Mentoring Program

The goal of the faculty mentoring program is to ensure both the success of new faculty and their retention at the institution. Our primary measure of success is based on the quality of scientific contributions to a field of inquiry, as judged primarily by the quality of peer-reviewed publications and by attracting extramural funding. We also value success in communicating scientific knowledge to peers, to students and to the lay public, through invited lectures and teaching.

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