In addition to the coursework required for all students in the PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences, students will take courses in their chosen concentration.
- GMS 6707 Neuroscience
- GMS 7930 Advanced Neuroscience
- GMS 6708 Neuroimmunology
- GMS 6735 Neuropharmacology
Samples of Electives
- GMS 6610 Advanced Neuroanatomy
- GMS 6773 Stem Cells and Brain Repair
- GMS 6772 The Spinal Cord
- GMS 7030 Mechanisms of Memory
- GMS 6440 Basic Medical Physiology
- GMS 6505 Basic Medical Pharmacology
Faculty & Research
Current research interests include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Neurobiology of aging
- Computational neuroscience
- Hyperbaric neurophysiology
- Gene and stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative disease
- Cellular and molecular mechanisms of CNS oxygen toxicitY
- Neural plasticity with neurodegenerative disease and
after brain injury
Faculty in the Neuroscience concentration are members of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, Department of Molecular Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, and the Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair.
Affiliated Institutes & Facilities
Congressman visits neuroscience lab at USF Health
In August 2018, Congressman Gus Bilirakis toured the lab of Dr. Laura Blair, a graduate of USF’s PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Blair studies how different chaperone proteins interact with tau in an effort to find new ways to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
2019 - Heather Mahoney was awarded the Dr. Christopher P. Phelps Memorial Fund for Neuroscience Graduate Student Travel Award at USF Health Research Day
2018 - Jeremy Baker
Recent graduate, Jeremy Baker received the selective Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will fund three years of his postdoctoral work in Seattle, WA. Read more about Jeremy, and other USF Health graduates here.
2018 - Chao Ma
3rd year Ph.D. student, Chao Ma won the Dr. Christopher P. Phelps Memorial Fund Morsani College of Medicine Graduate Student Travel Award for his presentation at USF Health's 28th Annual Research Day.
- Schroeder S, Joly-Amado A, Soliman A, Sengupta U, Kayed R, Gordon MN, Morgan D. Oligomeric tau-targeted immunotherapy in Tg4510 mice. Alzheimer's research & therapy. 9(1) : 46, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28655349
- Amin J, Subbarayan MS. Orthosteric- versus allosteric-dependent activation of the GABAA receptor requires numerically distinct subunit level rearrangements. Scientific reports. 7(1) : 7770, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28798394
- Flowers A, Bell-Temin H, Jalloh A, Stevens SM, Bickford PC. Proteomic anaysis of aged microglia: shifts in transcription, bioenergetics, and nutrient response. Journal of neuroinflammation. 14(1) : 96, 2017
For information about the PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences, contact 813-974-2836 or email@example.com.
Please note, students do not apply directly to a concentration. Interested students should submit an application for the PhD in Medical Sciences. Concentrations are typically selected during the first year of study.