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. 

  • 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)

  • Pat  Kerstein in the lab.

    NTP student Patrick Kerstein (Gomez lab).

  • 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).

  • Ewa Bomba Pippetting

    NTP student Ewa Bomba (Chapman lab).