The Neuroscience Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was established in 1971. Currently, it comprises over 100 faculty members whose research interests range from molecular neurobiology to integrative systems and computational modeling. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching. Training leads to the Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or the M.D./Ph.D. degree in cooperation with the School of Medicine and Public Health. 

  • State Fair Day 2014

    NTP Grad Students and Staff members hosted exploration stations at the Wisconsin State Fair sharing neuroscience with guests from all over the state!

  • Ewa Bomba Pippetting

    NTP student Ewa Bomba (Chapman lab).

  • Roopra Lab

    Picture of Trina Basu's (Roopra lab) hippocampal slice electrophysiology experiment.

  • Expression pic from Nima Ghitani

    Expression of ChR2-Venus in Layer 2/3 of mouse somatosensory cortex. Image provided by NTP student Nima Ghitani (Jackson lab).

  • Reid Alisch and Sisi Li

    Reid Alisch and graduate student, Sisi Li, analyzing immunohistochemistry pictures of the mouse hippocampus.

  • Burger Hippocampus Image

    Targeted delivery of Homer1c via recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus results in robust expression of Homer1c (light blue staining) in the dorsal hippocampus of Homer1 knockout mouse. Inset: magnification of area CA1 Homer1c immunoreactivity. (Burger lab)

  • Scott Vermilyea Outreach

    NTP First-year student Scott Vermilyea teaching kids about the brain at the Wisconsin Science Festival 2013.

  • Zhang Stem Cell Image

    Neurons (red) and glial cells (green, supporting cells in the brain) from human embryonic stem cells. (Su-Chun Zhang lab)