The department of Otolaryngology offers predoctoral training leading to the PhD degree through the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP). Students can get training in the hearing sciences in any of the basic science laboratories of the OHRC. Graduate students belong to the NGP, although students may come from other degree granting departments or programs.
Prospective students apply directly to the NGP, not to individual laboratories. In the first year of their training in the NGP, pre-doctoral PhD candidates are involved in course work and are fully supported by the program. at the end of the first year, candidates join a laboratory where they will carry out their PhD research. Because the NGP's qualifying exam includes preparation of a NIG individual fellowship-type proposal (NRSA) of their thesis research, NGP students will be well-prepared for submission of a pre-doctoral NRSA, which could provide funding by the third or fourth year. For more information about our pre-doctoral training opportunities, please contact the former Director of the Neuroscience Graduate program, Peter Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral trainees can obtain research experience in several laboratories within the OHRC. In addition, trainees have the opportunity to further their training and interact with other OHRC researchers by participating in the Auditory Systems class or the OHRC Journal Club. For post-doctoral opportunities within the OHRC, contact individual labs or check the OHRC Employment Opportunities page.
NEUS 639: Topics in the auditory system
Winter Quarter (2017-18 Academic Year)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3 pm
The course will provide a broad overview of the auditory system from peripheral to central function, and from basic science to clinical applications. The focus will be on emerging (clinically relevant and fundable) topics in the auditory system and associated disorders.
Each week will focus on a specific topic and be led by 1-2 faculty experts. Lectures will alternate with student-led journal paper discussions. At the end of the term, each student will be paired with a faculty member and assigned a topic for a critical essay. See class flyer and course syllabus.