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The Neuroscience Track seeks to produce neuroscientists with both specialized knowledge and a broad-based understanding of the discipline. A Ph.D. degree in neuroscience is offered by the university-wide Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP), a unified graduate program founded in 1986 and jointly administered by all the participating departments of the neuroscience community at Yale. The first-year student curriculum, revised and updated in 2018, provides comprehensive coursework necessary to pursue the Ph.D. degree.

The Neuroscience Track at Yale has offered me the most intellectual and sincere community during my time in New Haven. I am surrounded by brilliant people from diverse backgrounds, unified in the goal of building a stronger scientific environment. We immensely value equity & inclusion in this community and welcome anybody who brings a strong sense of commitment to the same values. Importantly, we care for and support each other amidst our hardships or happiest moments. The Neuroscience Track provides a wide range of academic resources such as well-advised rotations for finding a home lab, an interdepartmental collaborative research structure, and cutting-edge technologies to study different aspects of neuroscience – from biological & cellular functions of neurons to imaging and computational modeling of neural circuits. In addition, the Track prioritizes community-building programming, such as the peer mentoring program, countless happy hours, student research talks, and weekly seminars within Yale and across institutions enabling us to network. It is a privilege to perform research with pioneers of the field, including both students and faculty, which the Track at Yale brings together. I cannot wait to see the accomplished and advanced scientists that my peers and I will become in this Track and how we will contribute numerous scientific discoveries to the field of neuroscience.

Atagun (Ata) Isiktas