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 two internationally-recognized research institutes the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Scripps Research Institute, 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 FAU we believe that celebrating and valuing diversity and inclusivity generates innovative education, inspired curricula, high-quality research, effectively problem-solving, and general creativity, by establishing an environment in which all students can achieve their potential.

Program DirectorsProgram Directors
left to right: Randy Blakely, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director, Linda Petersen, Graduate Program Coordinator, Kathleen Guthrie, Ph.D., Graduate Studies Director.

Kylie Kealoha Foster
Kylie Kealoha Foster

As an undergraduate, I majored in Psychology and conducted research in Community Psychology and Neuropsychology at California State University, Long Beach. I am particularly interested in the epigenetics of families who experience... Read More

Jennifer Giordano
Jennifer Giordano

I received my BA in Psychology and MA in Psychological Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. During this time, I worked on a variety of research projects relating to traumatic brain injury and brain... Read More

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FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute
Jupiter Campus
Room 107, MC-17
5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: 561.799.8100 | Fax: 561.799.8156


FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute
Boca Raton Campus
Room 103A, SE-43
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561.297.4989