Stanford Neurosciences PhD

Interested in joining the Stanford Neurosciences PhD program?   

Dr. Rodriguez can serve as a primary thesis advisor or dissertation committee member for students accepted through the Stanford Neurosciences PhD program. This program is unique to other PhD programs due to its emphasis on interdisciplinary research to train future leaders in neuroscience. The program draws from interdepartmental faculty from departments campuswide including Neurobiology, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, Biology, Genetics, Comparative Medicine, Electrical Engineering, Otolaryngology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Applied Physics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Ophthalmology, and Anesthesia. All are distinguished scientists who have made fundamental discoveries in all areas of neuroscience, from molecules to cognition, and have international reputations for excellence in research and teaching.

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Interested in participating in a 3-month research rotation?

First-year PhD students are encouraged to have research experiences in multiple labs (“rotations” of 3 months) before selecting a primary thesis advisor. If you are interested in trying out research in the Rodriguez Lab, please feel free to contact Dr. Rodriguez directly or Becky Fullmer,

Example project from current PhD candidate:

Paula Andrea Munoz Rodriguez

Dissertation: Exploring the Neural Mechanisms of Hoarding Disorder