State of the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience. December 16, 2011. Mission and History of the Program.
State of the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience
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The University of Utah's Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Neuroscience is an interdepartmental graduate program designed to provide predoctoral students with a broad-based training in neuroscience disciplines.
Established in 1986 (Run by steering committee headed by Tom Parks)
Only interdepartmental program at U of U that offers a Ph.D.
Established to offer students broader training in neuroscience and a wider choice of mentors than a conventional, disciplinary program
Also established to offer students/faculty opportunities for Ph.D. students to train in clinical departments
Current structure with directorate and committees established in 1994.
Directorate, Curriculum Committee, Recruiting and Admissions Committee.
Toto Olivera (1994-1996), Rick Laseter (1996-2004), Mary Lucero (2005-2011)
Have since split recruiting into a separate committee and added a student advising committee.
Director-elect: Nominations and selection during current director’s fourth year (2014/15).
Current Chair: NingTian (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; 2011-2014)
Yingbin Fu (Ophthalmology/Vis Sci), Christopher Gregg (Neurobiol & Anat), David Krizaj (Ophthalmology/Vis Sci), Richard Rabbitt (Bioeng), Gary Rose (Biology; 2005), Sharif Taha (Physiology), Yong Wang (Ophthalmology/Vis Sci), Jason Watson (Psychology), Karen Wilcox (Pharm/Tox)
Current Chair: Sharif Taha (Physiology; 2011-2014)
Alessandra Angelucci(Ophthalmology/Vis Sci; 2006), Ed Dudek (Physiology; 2006), Greg Clark (Bioengineering; 2006), Jun Yang (Ophthalmology/Vis Sci; 2008)
Current Chair: Ed Levine (Ophthalmology/Vis Sci; 2010-2013)
Student Advising Committee:
Rich Dorsky (Neurobiol & Anat; 2006), Jeff Anderson (Neuroradiology, 2008); AntheaLetsou (Human Genetics; 2010)