Our Mission


The Stanford Neurosciences Interdepartmental Program (IDP) offers interdisciplinary training leading to a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. The primary goal of the program is to train students to become leaders in neuroscience research, education and outreach. Graduates of the program will be innovators, investigators, and teachers whose programs and pursuits are founded on research. The signature feature of the Stanford Neurosciences IDP is the combination of outstanding faculty researchers and exceedingly bright, energetic students in a community that shares a firm and longstanding commitment to understanding the nervous system at all its levels of function.

Upcoming Events


Journal Club


  • Location: LK 120    Talks start at: 12:00PM
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4/4/2018
Minseung Choi - Airborne Acoustic Perception by a Jumping Spider

4/11/2018
Sofia Essayan-Perez - ApoE2, ApoE3, and ApoE4 Differentially Stimulate APP Transcription and Aβ Secretion
Kathy Heng - Locomotor speed control circuits in the caudal brainstem

4/18/2018
Kei Masuda - Cannabinoid Control of Learning and Memory through HCN Channels
Ellie Beam - Generalizable representations of pain, cognitive control, and negative emotion in medial frontal cortex

4/25/2018
Alex Gogliettino - Neural Mechanisms Mediating Motion Sensitivity in Parasol Ganglion Cells of the Primate Retina
Gabe Mel - Toward a universal decoder of linguistic meaning from brain activation

5/2/2018
Tyler Benster - Coupling between distant biofilms and emergence of nutrient time-sharing
Beatriz Robinson - Hypocretin underlies the evolution of sleep loss in the Mexican cavefish

5/9/2018
Victoria Hernandez - The Aging Astrocyte Transcriptome from Multiple Regions of the Mouse Brain
Chung-ha Davis - Schizophrenia risk from complex variation of complement component 4

5/16/2018
Michelle Drews - Detecting Activated Cell Populations Using SingleCell RNA-Seq
Josh Melander - TBA

5/23/2018
Sam Golf - Memory Erasure Experiments Indicate a Critical Role of CaMKII in Memory Storage
Danny Cardozo Pinto - Central Control Circuit for Context-Dependent Micturition

5/30/2018
John Wen - What is Computational Neuroscience
John Kochalka - The Code for Facial Identity in the Primate Brain

6/6/2018
Professional Development