In their first year, students rotate through four potential thesis laboratories. The rotations give them the opportunity to try out a lab, to find a mentor, and embed themselves in a research question. In addition it gives students a broad overview of experimental approaches to neuroscience, and provides them with a network of scientists whose expertise they can draw upon in the future. There are over 70 laboratories participating in the Neuroscience Program and research areas span from protein structure and function, to cellular physiology, to disease and to brain imaging.

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