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Welcome to the NSP at Illinois

Welcome to the Neuroscience Program (NSP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The NSP is an interdisciplinary program of study and research leading to the doctoral degree. We offer a rigorous yet flexible program designed to foster the growth of the student through research activities, close interactions with the faculty, and exposure to top neuroscientists through our seminar series and attendance at professional meetings.

Recognizing that there are many paths to success in neuroscience, the program imposes few specific requirements. Students design their own programs leading to the Ph.D., with oversight by faculty committees ensuring appropriate depth and breadth of training.

The NSP currently has over 85 affiliated faculty from more than 20 departments, and 70 students, studying the brain from a broad range of perspectives. We invite you to learn more about our program, research, and people.


Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Abbott Nutrition have established the first-ever multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center, which will be located on the Urbana campus. The Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory (CNLM) will lead research on the impact of nutrition on learning and memory in the human brain. This collaboration takes the field of nutrition science into new territory, utilizing the research expertise of the Neuroscience Program and the Division of Nutritional Sciences, along with the world-renowned research facilities at the Institute for Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. The CNLM is seeking research proposals from university faculty. More information about the center can be found in the IGB news and at the CNLM web site.

NSF IGERT programs at Illinois

The Neuroengineering IGERT program trains students to be knowledgeable in both neuroscience and engineering and to research that combines both approaches to yield new breakthroughs.

The Cellular and Molecular Mechanics and BioNanotechnology IGERT is training the next generation of leaders who will define the new frontiers of cellular and molecular mechanics and bionanotechnology.

The recently awarded "Vertically Integrated Training With Genomics" (VInTG) grant will address the grand challenges of how genomes interact with the environment to produce biological diversity, and how biological systems are integrated from molecules to ecosystems.
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