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Neurobiology Ph.D. Program


Welcome to the Neurobiology Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. in Biology with a concentration in Neurobiology offers students a foundation in the study of brain structure, function and behavior. First year coursework gives students a strong background in electrical and chemical signaling, brain circuits, experimental design, and data analysis before beginning their dissertation projects. The program includes a weekly lunch and lecture series with speakers from across the country, providing all students with an extended network in the scientific community. Our program is supported by a vibrant neuroscience research community in San Antonio, including the UTSA Neurosciences Institute, which hosts annual symposia and podcasts from world-renowned neuroscientists.

UTSA and San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and one of the 14 academic and health science institutions in the UT System. Founded in 1969, UTSA serves almost 30,000 students in more than 160 degree programs.

San Antonio is the seventh most populous city in the U.S. and is located at the foot of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The weather permits residents to enjoy many outdoor activities year-round. San Antonio is an affordable city with many renowned attractions, such as the historic Alamo, the Riverwalk, and the Pearl district, with a diverse range of cultural experiences through the arts, sports, and nature.

Applying to the Program

Neurobiology Ph.D. students receive financial support for the duration of their Ph.D., including tuition and a competitive stipend. Applicants should feel free to contact potential research mentors directly. Applications will be accepted from November 1 through February 2, but early applications are encouraged. Click here for application information.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Dr. Todd Troyer
(210) 458-5487

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