Graduate Neuroscience Training Program

Neuroscience GRADUATE Program

Neuroscience has reached an extraordinarily exciting stage. Disciplines such as physics, biology, genetics, chemistry, psychology, anatomy, computer science, medicine and engineering, to name a few, are now powering discoveries at a rapid pace that reveal the basis of how we learn, think, remember, love and dream. These discoveries provide hope to millions with brain disorders that better diagnoses and treatments are within reach.

The Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute developed and oversees the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) that unites scientists, educators and students across multiple Colleges and Departments where neuroscience faculty pursue their research, as well as the internationally-recognized research institute, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, into a one of a kind training opportunity for those in the early stages of their neuroscientific careers.

We are looking for bright, motivated students who have an inquisitive mind and a passion for neuroscience research. Work alongside world-renowned faculty who are utilizing novel techniques to perform cutting-edge research in cellular, molecular, and biomedical neuroscience; sensorimotor, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; and theoretical and computational neuroscience. At Florida Atlantic we believe that celebrating and valuing diversity and inclusivity generates innovative education, inspired curricula, high-quality research, effective problem-solving, and general creativity, by establishing an environment in which all students can achieve their potential.

Program Directors Neuroscience Graduate Program Directors
Randy Blakely, Ph.D., Executive Director Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (SNBI), Kathleen Guthrie, Ph.D., Assistant Director SNBI and Director of Neuroscience Graduate Program, and Linda Petersen, Neuroscience Graduate Program Coordinator


My primary research interests are in understanding cognition using the human brain as a model system. I am especially interested in how complex cognitive processes can arise from simple interactions in arbitrary dynamic systems.... Read More

Claudia Alvarez

I am investigating the role of diet and exercise in modulation of adult neurogenesis, neuroinflammation and amyloid-beta pathology in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease in Dr. Henriette van Praag’s lab. My particular... Read More

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Jupiter Campus
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5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: 561.799.8100

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Room 103A, SE-43
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561.297.4989

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