About the Program

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurobiology and Major Psychoses is a two to three-year training program in integrative translational clinical neuroscience. It includes a combination of training techniques, including:

  • Didactic coursework
  • Mentorship from one or more training faculty members

The program stresses the acquisition and application of research skills in neuroscience technologies (neuroimaging, genetics, molecular biology, cognitive/affective neuroscience) to examine the mechanisms, lifetime trajectory, and treatment approaches to major mental illnesses.There is also emphasis placed on the acquisition of skills across all stages of research. This begins with study design and continues through data acquisition, data analysis, and write-up of results. Trainees design and complete one or more research projects under the direction of their mentors and publish the results. They also receive training in grant writing and submission, with the goal of becoming early career independent investigators on completion of the program.

  • Fellows can choose to obtain a Masters Degree in Translational Biomedicine through our Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.
  • Applicants must have completed a doctoral-level degree.
  • The program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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