Neuroscience Graduate Program

Carla LIria Sanchez-Lafuente
Neuroscience graduate student, Carla Liria's main research goal is to understand the role of hypothalamic neurons and reelin on regulating the stress response in two preclinical models of depression.

Our Neuroscience Graduate Program is interdisciplinary, building on existing strengths in the following UVic units:

This MSc and PhD program is hosted by the Division of Medical Sciences (DMS).

The DMS produces students with a research-based background in either cellular or cognitive neurosciences, reflecting UVic's two major neuroscience research streams.

The program emphasizes connections between the core areas (learning and memory; synaptic function; developmental neuroscience; sensory motor systems; disease and injury) and encourages students to develop competencies in more than one area.

Admission & Program Requirements

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Get more details in the Academic Calendar.

The neuroscience graduate degree program started September 2011. Learn some reasons why you should study neuroscience at UVic.

General grad student info

Visit the UVic future graduate students page for important information about becoming a graduate student at UVic.

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There are currently 25 graduate students (14 PhD and 11 MSc) and four postdoctoral fellows in the Division of Medical Sciences. They are conducting neurosciences research, much of it related to specific diseases such as Huntington's Disease or developmental disorders like Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

Learn about our post-doc and neuroscience students areas of research

To inquire about post-doctoral fellowship training opportunities, please email a faculty member whose research is of interest. Contact information can be found on the our people page.