The Neuroscience Training Program 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.
NTP Faculty Richard Davidson was featured in the Huffington Post discussing how science can teach us about well-being. [Read More]
NTP Faculty Mike Koenigs was recently featured in an article in Time, "The Evil Brain: What Lurks Inside a Killer's Mind". [Read More]
NTP Faculty Su-Chun Zhang is working to show that human stem cells can successfully implant themselves in the brain and then heal neurological deficits. [Read More]
NTP Faculty Samuel Gubbels is working to cure hearing loss by replacing the hair cells essential for taking in sound. [Read More]
Technique developed by NTP faculty Sterling Johnson, moves practical Alzheimer diagnosis one step closer to reality. [Read More]
NTP Faculty Ian Duncan, graduate student Chelsey Smith and undergrad Elizabeth Cooksey challenge existing view of MS. [Read More]
New Brain Monitor,developed by NTP faculty Gulio Tononi Aims to Alert Doctors When Patients Wake During Surgery. [Read More]
Study advances respiratory failure in ALS patients. Article featuring the work of NTP faculty Gordon Mitchell. [Read More]
NTP faculty Dr. Carl E. Stafstrom & Dr. Thomas P. Sutula win National awards. [Read More]
Early stress may sensitize girls’ brains for later anxiety. Article featuring the work of NTP faculty Rasmus Birn, Richard Davidson and Ned Kalin [Read More]
Understanding the misunderstood. Article featuring NTP faculty Mike Koenings [Read More]
Stress: #1 public enemy to short memory retention,says NTP faculty Craig Berridge [Read More]
NTP Faculty Dan Uhlrich to over see campuswide research policy [News Link]
Lord of the flies: Barry Ganetzky [News Link]
Stress may delay brain development in early years. Article featuring NTP faculty Richard Davidson [News Link]
Research team reveals novel way to treat drug-resistant brain tumor cells. Article featuring NTP faculty Dr. John Kuo [News Link]
Video games to train children on empathy. Article featuring NTP faculty Richard Davidson [News Link]
One compound to detect them all, one compound to treat them. Article featuring NTP faculty John Kuo [News Link]
The Mind of a Mass Murderer; article featuring NTP faculty Mike Koenigs. [News Link]
NTP faculty Robert Fettiplace elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences;the nation's most prestigious honorary society. [News Link]
Changing brains for the better. Article featuring NTP faculty Richard Davidson. [News Link]
New study study shows that minds with more capacity tend to wander more. Article featuring NTP faculty Richard Davidson. [UW News Link]
New book co-authored by NTP faculty Richard Davidson describes your brain on emotion. [UW News Link]
ADHD drug; higher doses may harm learning, study article featuring NTP faculty Luis Populin and Brad Postle and student Abigail Rajala. [UW News Link]
Surprising diversity at a synapse hints at complex diversity of neural circuitry, article featuring NTP researcher Barry Ganetzky. [UW News Link]
Study shows calories drive earlier puberty, article featuring NTP researcher Ei Terasawa says. [UW News Link]
Insomnia a major health problem, NTP researcher Ruth Benca says. [UW News Link]
NTP researchers Launch new study to understand how laboratory measures of virtuous qualities such as compassion relate to their behavior in the real world. [UW News Link]
Study pinpoints Ritalin's influence in the brain's attention circuit;Article featuring NTP faculty Craig Berridge. [UW News Link]
Patients donate locally to fund research. Article featuring NTP faculty John Kuo . [UW News Link]
"Psychopaths' Brains Show Differences in Structure and Function" Study featuring NTP faculty Michael Koenigs. [UW News Link]
Research on lab grown neurons taking charge of brain circuitry features NTP faculty Su-Chun Zhang . [UW News Link]
Researchers Discover Possible Key to Degenerative Nerve Diseases. [UW News Link]
Deaf Children: Study shows significant language progress after two cochlear implants. [UW News Link]
Sleep-deprived teens at risk of future 'brain damage', say scientists. [UW News Link]
Psychologist explains 3D-Perception to National Geographic Audience [UW News link]
Brian Baldo's research on how your brain could be wired to want more food was featured in WKOW news
Epilepsy Organization Helps Fund Research Fellowship features Beth Hutchinson
Study Finds Brain Regions Go Offline at Different Intervals features Giulio Tononi & Chiara Cirelli
Richard Davidson's research on how meditation can make your brain happier was featured on ABC Nightline news
Researchers solve membrane protein mystery features Edwin Chapman
Human brain’s most ubiquitous cell cultivated in lab dish features Su-Chun Zhang
Stress, anxiety both boon and bane to brain features Richard Davidson
UW-Madison study links brain damage to insomnia features Mike Koenigs
Distinctive Sleep Pattern Could Reveal Schizophrenia features Giulio Tononi
Announcement - The NIH awarded a multidisciplinary RC4 grant of 1.8 million dollars and the NCI awarded 1 million dollars to Professor John Kuo's lab and collaborators
Can meditation change your brain? Contemplative neuroscientists believe it can features Richard Davidson
For first time, monkeys recognize themselves in the mirror, indicating self-awareness features Luis Populin & Abby Rajala
Researchers Discover Possible Way to Predict Alzheimer's features Sterling Johnson
Wisconsin Researchers Participating in Alzheimer's Breakthrough Ride features Barbara Bendlin
Inherited Brain Activity Predicts Childhood Risk for Anxiety features Ned H. Kalin
Brain Responds Same to Acute and Chronic Sleep Loss features Chiara Cirelli
Congratulations to NTP Faculty Ian Duncan on being named as a WARF Chair as the Sir William Lee Weipers Professor of Veterinary Medicine. Congratulations to NTP Faculty Qiang Chang as well for being named a 2013 Vilas Associate. Read More
Congratulations NTP Grad Students Robin Fropf, David Ruhl and Rick Wolf on being announced NSF fellows for 2013.
Lincoln F. Ramirez, MD, PhD Award announced. Applications and nominations will be due by April 1, 2013. Click here for more information!
Registration for the annual picnic on Sep 30th is now open! Click here for more information!
Neuroscience Training Program Newsletter Spring 2012. Out Now. Click here.
Neuroscience Poster Fair: Dec 7,2011. Click here for more information.
Dates for 2012 Summer Research Program announced: May 29 - Aug 4. Click here for more information.
The for NTP and N&PP has changed to admission deadline .
UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee award inter-institutional research grants
Registration for the annual picnic on Sep 24th is now open! Click here for more information!
starts new dual-degree Program in Neuroscience and Law
Anthony Auger and Lingjun Li are named Romnes Fellows
Craig Berridge received Kellett Mid-Career Awards
Program merges dual interests in science and policy
- Neuroscience & Public Policy Program featured
in UW-Madison News
Reminder - The next Madison Spinal Cord Research Symposium will be held on May 22-25, 2012.Please try to organize your schedule ahead if you plan to attend
Neuroscience & Public Policy Program featured in Neuroethics Society Newsletter
Politically minded - Neuroscience & Public Policy Program featured in Journal Sentinel
Jon Levine is New Director of Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
Dalai Lama trust to fund UW-Madison research on healthy minds
NTP researchers ( Profs. Bendlin, Johnson, Cirelli, and Kalin) have been featured in the School of Medicine and Public Health's Research Digest.
NTP will be one of seven partnering programs to host the first annual Bioscience Opportunities Preivew weekend at UW-Madison on Oct 21-24, 2010. For more information on this recruiting event, please visit the preview weekend website
NTP researchers have been featured in the School of Medicine and Public Health's Research Digest.
Dr. Rao Adibhatla has been awarded a NIH RO1 Grant
UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee award Intercampus Research Grants to NTP researchers