Neuroscience

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctorate

Program Length

4-5 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Contact Information

Program Director

Name: Kyunghee Koh, PhD
Position: Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience
Contact Number(s):

Program Director

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

900 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Program Coordinator

Name: Danielle Park
Department: Jefferson College of Life Sciences
Organization: Jefferson

1020 Locust Street
M-46 JAH
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Our Team

Jeffrey Benovic, PhD Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 215-503-4607

Elena Blanco-Suarez, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-955-0440

George Brainard, PhD Professor, Department of Neurology
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Manuel Covarrubias, MD, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-503-4340

Matthew Dalva, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-503-0997

Melanie Elliott, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Director of Physiology Thread, JeffMD
Director of Masters Program in Neuroscience
215-955-3776

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
215-503-4191

Aaron Haeusler, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-955-8630

Ya-Ming Hou, PhD Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 215-503-4480

Lorraine Iacovitti, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-955-8118

Kyunghee Koh, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
Co-Director, Neuroscience PhD Program
215-955-5905

Angelo Lepore, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
Co-Director, Neuroscience PhD Program
215-503-4200

Irwin Levitan, PhD Paul C. Brucker Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-503-5996

Le Ma, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-503-1108

A. Sue Menko, PhD Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology 215-503-2166

Diane Merry, PhD Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Vice Chair, Faculty Development and Engagement
215-503-4907

Timothy Mosca, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-955-2670

Piera Pasinelli, PhD Frances and Joseph Weinberg Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-955-8394

Abdolmohamad Rostami, MD, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
(215) 955-1234

Barry Rovner, MD Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Neurology
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-503-1254

Jay Schneider, PhD Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology 215-503-0370

James Schwaber, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Director, Daniel Baugh Institute for Functional Genomics and Computational Biology
215-503-7823

Mijail Serruya, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology (215) 955-8922

Richard Smeyne, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Jefferson Comprehensive Parkinson’s Center
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-955-8634

Davide Trotti, PhD Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Research Director, Weinberg Unit for ALS Research
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
215-955-8416

Mudit Tyagi, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Medicine 215-503-5157

Rajanikanth Vadigepalli, PhD Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology 215-955-0576

Scott Waldman, MD, PhD Samuel M.V. Hamilton Professor of Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Director, MD/PhD Program
215-955-6086

Philip Wedegaertner, PhD Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 215-503-3137

Hui Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neurosciences
215-503-7213

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.