Since research concepts and methods derived from many of the traditional scientific disciplines contribute to advances in neuroscience, the Neurobiology Curriculum stresses a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the brain. More than 75 faculty members in 12 departments and 5 specialized research centers participate in this interdisciplinary program. The Curriculum facilitates communication between these neuroscientists across departmental barriers in order to:
- Provide a training curriculum for neurobiologists which develops broad interdisciplinary backgrounds and a scholarly approach to neurobiology
- Promote better understanding among students and researchers of the conceptual and technical approaches employed by colleagues in different disciplines
- Facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary research, and
Encourage increased communication among neuroscientists at UNC and neighboring institutions (Duke University, North Carolina State University, Wake Forest Univeristy, NIEHS, North Carolina Central University) throughout the region by sponsoring seminars, symposia, journal clubs, and conferences.
The following documents describe the program in more detail.
NBIO Policies and Procedures:(.pdf) The handbook is a relatively complete guide to the overall program.
Benchmarks and Deadlines:(.pdf) This document describes the timing of specific benchmarks and deadlines for students in the program.
Dissertation Committee Guidelines:(.pdf) This document describes the required sequence of committee meetings, the way in which the Dissertation Guidance Committee should conduct the committee meetings, and the expectations of the both the students and the committee members- in process of being updated, will post soon.