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


2017 Neurosciences Alumni Panel

Neurosciences website representative, Jacob Blum, interviewed senior students Ian Ballard and Edritz Javelosa to learn about why they led an alumni panel on non-academic career paths.

2017 Admissions Session

During the first week of March, aspiring neuroscientists from around the world were invited to the Stanford Neurosciences Program’s official Admissions Session... 

2017 Sustainability Recognition Award

Neuroscience graduate student Lindsay Becker was the April 2017 Cardinal Green Sustainability Champion of the Month.