Following the merger of the Center for Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders with the Department of Pharmacology's previously existing strengths in the area of neuroscience, the department now offers neuroscience courses to complement its long-standing pharmacology degree track.
Students participate in highly integrated research programs that encompass cellular and molecular neuroscience; systems physiology, integrative pharmacology, immunology, neuroimmune pharmacology, virology, and toxicology. Experimental system models range from molecular to cellular to whole organisms, with state-of-the-art techniques in electrophysiology, genomics and proteomics, magnetic resonance imaging, fluorescence microscopy, immunochemistry, autoradiography, and spectroscopy.
The department also offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, but students are currently admitted into the M.S. degree program only in special circumstances.