The UCLA Training Program in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, directed by Dr. David Glanzman, focuses on predoctoral training, awarding traineeships to excellent Ph.D. candidates. The purpose of the Program is to educate students in all aspects of neuroscience, with a particular focus on the application of molecular and cellular techniques to specific neurobiological questions.
This training includes lecture courses, seminar courses, and one-onone interactions in the laboratory and in other program activities, including research seminars, short courses, and retreats.
One major benefit of this program is that participation requires students to maintain interaction with a variety of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in other Ph.D. programs who investigate the nervous system from many perspectives. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Trainees are encouraged to retain a broad perspective of neuroscience research throughout their graduate careers.Trainees are required to take a course entitled “Ethics and Accountability in Biomedical Research” as part of their instruction in the responsible conduct of science. This course is an interactive seminar designed to cover a multitude of real-life situations in the research arena. In addition, participation in workshops on ethics is required.