to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience
@ the University of Western
The University of Western Ontario offers
students the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the interdisciplinary
field of Neuroscience. Western's new program is unique within the
province of Ontario in that it enables students to obtain an M.Sc.
or Ph.D specifically in Neuroscience.
The Program is designed for students with a variety of interests
and backgrounds. These can include such areas as computer science,
mathematics, engineering, chemistry and physics as well as the more
traditional areas of anatomy, pharmacology, psychology, physiology,
zoology, neurology, ophthalmology and physical therapy. The M.Sc.
program provides a strong foundation in Neuroscience, while the
Ph.D program builds on this foundation and develops the research
skills necessary for a career in Neuroscience.
The Program offers research training in a variety of areas including
neural substrates of behavior, neurophysiology, neural development,
neuropharmacology, neuroanatomy and cellular and molecular biology.
Students are able to select supervisors from over 50 core members
of the Program, consisiting of scientists drawn from the Faculties of Science,
Health Sciences and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
These include the departments of Anatomy
and Cell Biology, Biochemistry,
and Pharmacology, Physical
Therapy, and Zoology.
The University of Western Ontario campus is scenically situated
on a large (375 acre) rolling campus which lies on the outskirts
of the resedential area of London, Ontario (pop. 300,000). The University
received its charter and 1878 and is one of Canada's large and well-established
centers of higher education with an enrollment of over
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