Our PhD Program in Neuroscience aims to train independent researchers with skills that will enable them to carry out research in different fields of basic and clinical neuroscience using multidisciplinary approaches.
To this end, the educational program of the PhD students will be aimed at understanding the mechanisms underlying the development and functioning of the central nervous system , as well as the molecular and pathophysiological bases, and pharmacological treatments of neuropsychiatric disorders such as drug addiction, anxiety , depression , schizophrenia , epilepsy, dementia and headache .
In particular, the educational objectives are the following:
- to provide a solid knowledge in the different fields of neuroscience,
- to provide a solid theoretical and practical training that will enable the students to master advanced technologies in molecular biology, neurochemistry , electrophysiology, neurogenetics and animal behavior applied in the field of basic and clinical neuroscience;
- to acquire skills for independent scientific research with creativity, originality and methodological rigor ;
- to introduce the student in a vibrant network of collaborations with national and international research institutes, both public and private.
The Academic Board of the School includes basic and clinical researchers with different expertise and collaborations with a wide network of national and international research centers.
During the first year of training in the doctoral program, the student will acquire the basic skills necessary for his/her education as a researcher. In particular, he/she will participate to seminars and lectures on biomedical statistics , research methodology , on the care and use of experimental animals and the ethics of animal and human testing . Supported by a Tutor, he/she will acquire the methodological skills necessary for conducting experiments, for utilizing specific scientific instruments, acquisition and interpretation of experimental data.