Welcome to Neuroscience at WSU
Dear Prospective Student:
Washington State University’s Program
in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary biomedical program featuring more than
40 world-renowned research-active faculty. Washington State University is among
the nation’s top tier doctoral/research universities, with research expenditures
of over $175 million per year. Graduate students in the Neuroscience Program are
immersed in active, state-of-the-art research laboratories in which they can
make significant contributions to some of the most important scientific
questions of our time.
In recent decades, neuroscience has been incredibly successful at developing very powerful insights into the cellular and molecular functions of neural tissue. However, translating these insights into a thorough understanding of the biological basis of behavior remains incomplete. A common theme in the neuroscience research at WSU is the focus on extending molecular and cellular understanding to system level physiology and behavior. The areas of research emphasis of the neuroscience faculty at WSU include: neurobiology of sleep, body weight and energy balance, the biology of addiction, emotion and well-being, circadian regulations and vision. We also have a well-funded group that focuses on muscle physiology.
I encourage you to browse through our web site and contact us with questions about our programs.
Steve Simasko, Ph.D.
Director, Neuroscience Program
Chair, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University
What's New?(for coming seminar schedule, click this link)
The Seventh Annual Peter A Zornes Memorial Golf Tournament will be held in of June 2013. Check back for information.
In the News
Prospective Alzheimer's drug builds new brain cell connections. (see article)
Check back regularly for announcements/upcoming events.