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.
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.