Please take a moment to check out the Faculty. Students interested in Neuroscience can learn about the opportunities for undergraduate research as well as about our Ph.D. program.

We are entering a new and exciting time in Neuroscience!

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary field that integrates biology, chemistry, and physics with studies of structure, physiology, and behavior, including human emotional and cognitive functions.

Neuroscience research spans the breadth of biomedical science from genes to behavior. Molecular neuroscientists study molecules and cells of the nervous system. Developmental neuroscientists learn how the brain grows and changes. Behavioral neuroscientists study the processes underlying behavior in humans and in animals. Clinical neuroscientists use basic research findings to develop diagnostic methods and ways to prevent and treat neurological disorders that affect millions of people. Much of this exciting work is taking place right here in Oklahoma! Enjoy your visit and please contact us with your comments and suggestions.

5 Fast Facts About OCNS

  1. Education
    OCNS provides students and post-doctoral fellows with up-to-date information about disorders of the brain and nervous system. OCNS offers multiple Neuroscience selectives for first year students (GPiBS and program direct admits) and volunteer faculty in OCNS offers multiple high-level graduate courses in Neuroscience for advanced students. 
  2. Training
    OCNS offers a Ph.D. program in Neuroscience.  OCNS has numerous faculty mentors willing to guide students through a rigorous Neuroscience program. Mentors provide student stipend, health insurance and tuition from their research grants. OCNS sponsors educational programs for training new neuroscientists including a monthly Neuroscience seminar and Distinguished Lectureship, and a Meet the Professor program.  OCNS provides a monthly Professional Skills Workshop for neuroscience students to get feedback on their latest research and to learn about future career opportunities. OCNS organizes and invites Neuroscience faculty to speak at the annual Raniyah Ramadan Foundation seminar as well as the annual Raniyah Ramadan Foundation symposium at East Central University.
  3. Research
    OCNS promotes fundamental and clinical research on the nervous system.  OCNS provides research pilot grants, and gives young investigators an opportunity to advance scientific exchange with travel awards to national meetings, including the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting. OCNS offers stipends to cover student membership to SfN.  OCNS offers an annual research retreat to provide a local forum for the exchange of new ideas and to promote research collaborations.
  4. Community Outreach
    OCNS serves as a source of information for the public though a unique and enduring (since 1995) monthly NeuroNight program offering clinical and research updates on disorders of the brain and nervous system.  OCNS sponsors the local SfN chapter that hosts Brain Awareness week activities and the local Brain Bee.
  5. Faculty Resource
    OCNS serves as a source of information for OUHSC faculty through the OCNS web site and bi-annual NeuroTransmitter, along with email updates about relevant seminars, symposia and grant opportunities.