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What makes the University of Utah Neuroscience Ph.D. Program unique?



Only interdepartmental program at U of U that offers a Ph.D.


Thesis laboratories are available in over 70 laboratories from 14 participating departments.


Lectures from visiting scientists, retreats at the Snowbird Resort, student retreats and Brain Institute symposia expose students to research being conducted internationally.

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Our current work focuses on neurogenesis in the spinal cord and the hypothalamus, addressing three important questions. 

1) Which cells require Wnt/Tcf signaling? 

2) What are the molecular targets of Tcf proteins? 

3) How does Wnt/Tcf-dependent neurogenesis contribute to physiology and behavior?

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