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.

Contact us

General Inquiries & Information

Erica Hankins Regalo, Graduate Program Coordinator
(503) 418-9462

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