Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience (BSN) Graduate Program


Our PhD training program was established in 1964. Currently our training program emphasizes systems neuroscience, behavioral genetics, and computational neuroscience in the context of healthy behavior and brain disorders. Our students are engaged in multidisciplinary research involving human, monkey, rodent, and songbird models, as well as reductionist and computational approaches. 

Graduate Program Values Statement

The Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience graduate program is committed to ensuring that all individuals present within the training environment are treated with dignity and respect. We understand that diversity enriches and improves the quality of research and ideas, and creates an environment conducive to the development of novel, innovative solutions. We recognize that a diverse body should be present in all levels of the graduate program to promote the inclusion of diverse voices which might otherwise be silenced. We are committed individually and as a graduate program to learning and growing so that we might continue to improve the ways in which we support diversity and respect, promote a welcoming environment, and abolish inequalities in all aspects of our program.

Program Guidelines

OHSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

OHSU requires immunizations for its students in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and from the State of Oregon. Students must comply with OHSU pre-entrance immunization requirements per Policy 03-30-150 and Policy 02-90-010, and remain in compliance for the duration of their enrollment at OHSU.

Contact us

General Inquiries & Information

Marina Guizzetti, Graduate Program Director
(503) 220-8262 x58618