Graduate students are recruited through the Driskill Graduate Program, Interdepartmental Neuroscience PhD Program or the Medical Scientist Training Program. After brief rotations, they select the laboratory of a faculty member to perform their research. From day one of entering our department, trainees are engaged in a number of activities to advance their professional development and broaden their scientific skills.
Driskill Graduate Program
The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (DGP) is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary PhD program that trains students in biomedical sciences while giving them the flexibility to pursue a variety of research interests and dual degrees.
Interdepartmental Neuroscience PhD Program
The highly interdisciplinary and collaborative Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program offers world-class, advanced training in neuroscience.
Medical Scientist Training Program
The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a MD-PhD dual-degree program that emphasizes building both clinical and research skills and challenging, individualized training.