Neuroscience

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctorate

Program Length

4-5 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Prerequisites

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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Meet Our Students

GPN Student Group

The close-knit student body of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience is an integral part of the Jefferson Community and continues the time-honored tradition of scholarly exchange. Our interdisciplinary curriculum allows students from all departments to work collectively toward the common goal of progress in the field of neuroscience. 

Victoria Baccini

Victoria Baccini
Laboratory: Matthew Dalva, PhD
Victoria.Baccini@students.jefferson.edu

Joshua Barton

Joshua Barton (MD/PhD)
Laboratory: Scott Waldman, MD, PhD
Joshua.Barton@students.jefferson.edu

Rachel Cain

Rachel Cain (MD/PhD)
Laboratory: Matthew Dalva, PhD
Rachel.Cain@students.jefferson.edu

Lara Cheslow

Lara Cheslow (MD/PhD)
Laboratory: Scott Waldman, MD, PhD
Lara.Cheslow@students.jefferson.edu

Bridget Curran

Bridget Curran
Laboratory: Le Ma, PhD
Bridget.Curran@students.jefferson.edu

 

Layla Ghaffari

Layla Ghaffari
Laboratory: Aaron Haeusler, PhD
Layla.Ghaffari@students.jefferson.edu

Vibol Heng

Vibol Heng (MD/PhD)
Laboratory: Richard Smeyne, PhD
Vibol.Heng@students.jefferson.edu

Haani Jafri

Haani Jafri (MD/PhD)
Laboratory: Matthew Dalva, PhD
Haani.Jafri@students.jefferson.edu

Jordyn Karliner

Jordyn Karliner
Laboratory: Diane Merry, PhD
Jordyn.Karliner@students.jefferson.edu

Elana Molotsky

Elana Molotsky
Laboratory: Diane Merry, PhD
Elana.Molotsky@students.jefferson.edu

Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson
Laboratory: Davide Trotti, PhD
Andrew.Nelson@students.jefferson.edu

Katelyn Russell

Katelyn Russell
Laboratory: Piera Pasinelli, PhD
Katelyn.Russell@students.jefferson.edu

Medha Sengupta

Medha Sengupta
Laboratory: Diane Merry, PhD
Medha.Sengupta@students.jefferson.edu

Brandie Verdone

Brandie Verdone
Laboratory: Piera Pasinelli, PhD
Brandie.Verdone@students.jefferson.edu

Current Students
Xinmei Wen

Xinmei Wen
Fifth Year PhD Student

A strong sense of community truly distinguished Thomas Jefferson University from other schools to which I applied. This sense of community, in addition to a very reputable clinical curriculum and an array of interesting research opportunities in neuroscience, made Thomas Jefferson University my top choice for pursuit of my MD/PhD. Faculty members are approachable and supportive and I have developed meaningful relationships with both students and faculty here.

Thomas Westergard

Thomas Westergard
Second Year PhD Student

Being a part of Thomas Jefferson University’s Neuroscience Program has enabled me to expand my Neuroscience knowledge from more clinical to cellular and molecular levels as well. I’ve also been able to participate in teaching via assisting in several courses while in the Program, which has helped to solidify my career interest in neuroscience teaching and research.

Benjamin Zemel

Benjamin Zemel
Fourth Year PhD Student

I chose this Neuroscience Graduate Program because I immediately felt a fit that made Thomas Jefferson University my first choice. From the very beginning, I not only felt like I was an integral part of the Program, but was also made to feel like an individual. I felt as if every member of the faculty was personally involved in my education and vested in my success. Academically, there is a faculty member with first-hand knowledge for every interest and every question. Clinically, we work in close concert with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, one of the most prominent Neurological and Neurosurgical programs in the country, simultaneously allowing us to translate our research and have access to unique clinical resources. All of these reasons make it easy to pursue and become passionate about Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University.

Alumni
Subhasree Basu

Subhasree Basu
PhD Student

I am an international PhD student, and I intended to join a university where my training as an independent investigator would be diverse and versatile. Thomas Jefferson University provided me with the perfect environment for my graduate studies in the Neuroscience program.  The Program is unique and is catered to the individual needs of graduate students.  A comprehensive curriculum, excellent faculty and a collaborative multicultural environment are some of the characteristics that made me join the Neuroscience Program at Thomas Jefferson University. While the seminar series introduced me to some of the world-renowned scientists in the field, the journal club discussions were always invigorating and intellectually stimulating. I am thankful to the University, my colleagues and the faculty for their support throughout my graduate school career. The training I received here as a graduate student has and will help me to build a strong foundation for my career as an independent investigator.

David Ritter

David Ritter
MD/PhD Student

The training I received in the Thomas Jefferson University Graduate Program in Neuroscience was phenomenal.  From outstanding faculty who care about students to a guest lecture series with top notch visiting professors to a strong camaraderie among students, the Program offered everything I needed to grow as a neuroscientist.  My training in the neuroscience program will undoubtedly serve as a basis for my future career as a physician-scientist.

Xinmei Wen

Xinmei Wen
PhD Student

A strong sense of community truly distinguished Thomas Jefferson University from other schools to which I applied. This sense of community, in addition to a very reputable clinical curriculum and an array of interesting research opportunities in neuroscience, made Thomas Jefferson University my top choice for pursuit of my MD/PhD. Faculty members are approachable and supportive and I have developed meaningful relationships with both students and faculty here.

Thomas Westergard

Thomas Westergard
PhD Student

Being a part of Thomas Jefferson University’s Neuroscience Program has enabled me to expand my Neuroscience knowledge from more clinical to cellular and molecular levels as well. I’ve also been able to participate in teaching via assisting in several courses while in the Program, which has helped to solidify my career interest in neuroscience teaching and research.

Benjamin Zemel

Benjamin Zemel
PhD Student

I chose this Neuroscience Graduate Program because I immediately felt a fit that made Thomas Jefferson University my first choice. From the very beginning, I not only felt like I was an integral part of the Program, but was also made to feel like an individual. I felt as if every member of the faculty was personally involved in my education and vested in my success. Academically, there is a faculty member with first-hand knowledge for every interest and every question. Clinically, we work in close concert with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, one of the most prominent Neurological and Neurosurgical programs in the country, simultaneously allowing us to translate our research and have access to unique clinical resources. All of these reasons make it easy to pursue and become passionate about Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University.