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This Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Interdisciplinary Studies at Colorado State University provides students with the knowledge about interdisciplinary neurosciences, as well as the communication skills and technical expertise to serve as the foundation for the doctoral students to become an independent investigator in academia, biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industries.

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This Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Interdisciplinary Studies program from Colorado State University , established in 1986, has 38 faculty participants. 

The international reputation of the faculty members and their ability to attract strong extramural support has resulted in the program being designated as one of Colorado State University's centers of Research and Scholarly Excellence. 

Faculty research interests are focused in cellular, molecular and integrative neurobiology, with emphasis in areas related to neuronal differentiation, degeneration and regeneration, ion channels and membrane physiology, synaptic mechanisms, neuronal circuitry and chronobiology, sensory biology, artificial neural networks, cognitive neuroscience and neurovirology. 

Students interested in the cellular and molecular aspects of nervous system function and systems neuroscience are encouraged to apply.

Participating Departments

Students can apply and be admitted directly to the program, or they can be admitted into one of the participating departments (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences, Health and Exercise Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Occupational Therapy, or Psychology) and participate in program activities. 

Students admitted directly into the Program participate in laboratory rotations and may select from the laboratories of all participating faculty, regardless of their departmental affiliation, provided that the degree-offering department approves of the research topic for the Ph.D. 

In some instances where the degree-granting department is not the home department of the research advisor, assignment of a co-advisor from the home department will be necessary. The co-advisor will serve as a member of the student advisory committee.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mammalian Physiology (Neurology)
  • Design and Data Analysis (or equivalent)
  • Neurobiology of Disease
  • Neuroscience Seminar Discussion
  • Journal Club: Topics in Neuroscience
  • Independent Study (Laboratory Rotation)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology Readings
  • Molecular Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Interdisciplinary Studies
Colorado State University


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