Department Head Paul Mermelstein, PhD

Through innovative research and experiential training, the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to providing excellence in research, education, and public service.

Student Neuroscience Majors
2023 Blue Ridge Ranking
Graduate Students
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Education & Training

The Department of Neuroscience is home to the undergraduate neuroscience major. The University also offers a graduate degree in neuroscience, as well as neuroscience courses and seminars.

neuroscience research

Neuroscience faculty have a wide range of research interests and expertise, with investigations ranging from molecular to systems neuroscience.

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Community Outreach

The Department of Neuroscience supports a number of programs that bring neuroscience into the community, such as Brain Awareness Week, BrainU, and Minnesota State Brain Bee.