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FSU's interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience provides doctoral training in several broad areas of research excellence. Additional information about our program can be found on our Prospective Graduate Student page.

Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2022.

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Prospective Graduate Students

Learn more about FSU's doctoral Program in Neuroscience and meet some of our current graduate students as they share their training experiences.

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Xiaobing Zhang, an assistant professor with the FSU Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Psychology, has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study how certain neural circuits in the brain regulate eating behaviors.

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The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) has awarded a $2.7 million, 4-year multi-PI award to Dr. Linda Rinaman (FSU Program in Neuroscience) and Dr. Pat Levitt (Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles) to study how early life adversity impacts vagal neuron gene expression and circuit connectivity in a developmental mouse model.

Congratulations to Caitlyn Edwards on receiving a $20,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award. Caitlyn, a graduate student in the Rinaman Lab, is studying the role of noradrenergic neurons in the nucleus of the solitary tract in conditioned avoidance behaviors in rodent models. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards Program was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women pursuing doctoral degrees in the U.S. and Canada.

The Program in Neuroscience is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Clara Kibler Davis Scholarship: Congratulations to Jennifer Cott (Schmidt lab) and Tyla Dolezel (Rinaman lab). This annual award honors two female undergraduate neuroscience majors who have been actively engaged in research during their senior year.