Training Programs and Grants

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is affiliated with two diverse training programs supported by the National Eye Institute and the National Institute on Aging.

Visual Neuroscience Training Program

The Visual Neuroscience Training Program (VNTP) is supported by a training grant from the National Eye Institute, and represents a collaboration between the Wilmer Eye Institute and the Department of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine. Its purpose is to provide multidisciplinary training in visual neuroscience research by combining research opportunities and a specially designed didactic program.

Disciplines represented among the faculty include molecular biology, cellular and developmental biology, immunology, cellular electrophysiology, experimental pathology, and visual psychophysics.

Aging and Dementia Training Program

The goal of this program is to train young investigators in age-related cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders. It is an interdisciplinary program funded by the National Institute on Aging and affiliated with the Department of Neurology at the School of Medicine and the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences at the School of Arts and Sciences.