Welcome

Mark Zylka
Mark Zylka, PhD Director

Welcome to the Neuroscience Curriculum at UNC Chapel Hill. More than 250 students successfully completed PhD training in our curriculum over the years. Our alumni have outstanding positions in schools of medicine, university basic science departments, liberal arts colleges, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, consulting firms, and in scientific publishing. We offer training across the breadth of basic and clinical neuroscience including use of state of the art methodologies to study nervous system function. Collegiality, collaboration and enhancement of personal career development are integral parts of all neuroscience curriculum educational and research activities. There are numerous community events including a weekly campus-wide neuroscience seminar, weekly research talks given by students, an annual symposium, and an annual student research retreat. Please browse the website and consider applying!

 

News

  • Charles Zhou Defended PhD Thesis on March 19

    On March 19th, Charles Zhou successfully defended his PhD Thesis: “Population Mechanisms of Stimulus-Specific Mismatch Negativity in Posterior Parietal Cortex.”  Mentor: Dr. Flavio Frohlich.

  • Sally Kim

    Sally Kim completed Qualifying Exam on March 11

    On March 11th, Sally Kim (Philpot Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is “Preclinical development to treat Pitt-Hopkins syndrome.”

  • Nicholas Boyer Defended PhD Thesis on December 3

    On December 3rd, Nicholas Boyer (Gupton Lab) defended his PhD Thesis: “A Pair of TRIM Proteins Regulate Axon Guidance in Concert.” Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Gupton

  • Amber Kline completed Qualifying Exam on November 30

    On November 30th, Amber Kline (Kato Lab) successfully defended and passed her oral qualifying exam! The title of her research proposal is “Neural circuits underlying temporal integration of sounds and their dysregulation in an ASD model.”  

Events