Neuroscience

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctorate

Program Length

4-5 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Prerequisisites

BA/BS | See More

Contact Information

Program

Name: Kyunghee Koh, PhD
Position: Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience
Telephone: 215-503-9238

Program

Name: Angelo Lepore, PhD
Position: Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience

900 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-4200

Admissions

Telephone: 215-951-2800

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Our Team

Carol Beck, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Director, Pharmacology MS Program
Associate Dean, Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences

Jeffrey Benovic, PhD

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

George Brainard, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurology
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Manuel Covarrubias, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurosciences

Dr. Matthew Dalva, PhD

Professor, Neuroscience
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Melanie Elliott, PhD

Assistant Professor

Gerald Grunwald, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Dean, Jefferson College of Life Sciences
Dean, Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Chair, Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Professor, Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology - SKMC

Aaron Haeusler, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience

Ya-Ming Hou, PhD

Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Professor, Chemical & Structural Biology
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
Professor, Molecular Biology & Gene Regulation

Lorraine Iacovitti, PhD

Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience

Kyunghee Koh, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Farber Institute for Neurosciences
Co-Director, Neuroscience PhD Program

Angelo Lepore, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Co-Director, Neuroscience PhD Program
Farber Institute for Neurosciences

Irwin Levitan, PhD

Paul C. Brucker Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Farber Institute for Neurosciences

Le Ma, PhD

Associate Professor, Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience

A. Sue Menko, PhD

Professor, Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Diane Merry, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Engagement

Timothy Mosca, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neurosciences

Piera Pasinelli, PhD

Professor, Neuroscience
Farber Institute for Neurosciences
Co-Director, Weinberg ALS Center

Raymond Regan, MD

Professor
Emergency Medicine

Abdolmohamad Rostami, MD, PhD

Professor & Chairman, Department of Neurology

Barry Rovner, MD

Professor, Psychiatry & Neurology

Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor, Occupational Therapy
Faculty, Farber Institute of Neuroscience

Jay Schneider, PhD

Professor, Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology

James Schwaber, PhD

Associate Professor, Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Director, Daniel Baugh Institute for Functional Genomics and Computational Biology

Richard Smeyne, PhD

Professor, Neuroscience
Director, Jefferson Comprehensive Parkinson’s Center
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience

Michael Sperling, MD

Baldwin Keyes Professor, Neurology

Robert Sterling, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Associate Director, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Division of Substance Abuse Programs

Joseph Tracy, PhD, ABPP (CN)

Professor, Department of Neurology

Davide Trotti, PhD

Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Farber Institute for Neurosciences
Co-Director, Weinberg ALS Center

Mudit Tyagi, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Rajanikanth Vadigepalli, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Scott Waldman, MD, PhD

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Philip Wedegaertner, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Stephen Weinstein, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Asst. Professor, Family and Community Medicine (Secondary)
Director, Division of Substance Abuse Programs (Psychiatry)

Ji-fang Zhang, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Administration Hierarchy

Faculty Committees

The Program Director and the student are responsible for determining the student's initial training. Once the student has selected a research adviser, the adviser assumes responsibility for determining the student's research training in consultation with the Thesis Committee. 

Members of this advisory committee work closely with the Program Director to oversee the administration of the training program. They are charged with overseeing compliance with the goals and objectives of the training program. Specifically, they:

  • Monitor and evaluate the program objectives
  • Enforce program policies
  • Review trainees' progress
  • Evaluate long-term goals of the program to ensure that the needs of the trainees are met

The Executive Committee will serve as a final review board for appointment of predoctoral trainees fellows.

Members of this committee review prospective graduate student applications and recommend qualified and promising applicants for admission to the graduate program. They also guide recruiting efforts.

Committee on Curriculum members help the Program Director review the status of course offerings to ensure that the curriculum is appropriate for the needs of the trainees (students). Additionally, the committee members carefully examine the course evaluations provided for every existing course, prepare recommendations for improvement pertaining to the syllabus and course content and report these recommendations to the Executive Committee.

The Student Affairs Committee and the Program Director meet at the end of each academic semester to review the progress of each trainee in the Program. Committee members make recommendations for each graduate student, such as:

  • Allow to continue in good standing
  • Review further, with specific remedial recommendations
  • Dismiss from the program

These recommendations are presented to the Director of the Graduate Program, who is responsible for each final decision.