The vision of the TNP program at WSU is to inspire a new generation of biomedical investigators highly-trained in interdisciplinary science that focuses on improving the health and care of individuals affected by psychiatric or neurological disorders, or injuries in the nervous system through an understanding of disease mechanisms.
Our mission begins with a program that is inherently interdisciplinary with faculty mentors specialized in basic, translational and clinical neuroscience. Students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds are exposed to a comprehensive and integrated bio-behavioral didactic curriculum. This includes courses in basic cellular, molecular and systems neurobiology, behavior and cognition, and neuroimaging.
The program offers access to world-class neuroimaging facilities for both animal and human research, and highly-experienced scientists with expertise in brain disorders, diseases and injuries, pre-clinical animal research, transgenic and knockout models, substance abuse, neuropharmacological treatments, brain network and computational modeling, and brain development and aging.
The TNP program is fully committed in training basic and clinical neuroscientists who will be driving innovations that impact public health.
- Congratulations to Dr. Ana Daugherty on receiving the 2021 ADRC REC Rising Star Award for her project, Iron-Related Oxidative Damage in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia
- Congratulations to Tabitha Moses on being awarded an NIH Training Grant to examine how neural pathways may help with opioid use disorder
- Eric Woodcock, Ph.D., joins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
- Congratulations to Dr. Hilary Marusak awarded WSU Academy of Scholars 2020-21 Junior Faculty award
- Congratulations to Dr. Tanja Jovanovic on being elected as a lifetime member to the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars (AOS)