NSF NRT Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics Graduate Training Program - Graduate Applications to Boston University now open

P&BS Seniors:

Boston University is starting the second year of our NSF NRT Research Training Program on the topical area of Understanding the Brain with a specialization in Neurophotonics. Neurophotonics is the understanding of how neural activities at the cellular scale drive computation, behavior and psychology. The NRT program in Neurophotonics will include research that uses light and photo-activated materials to study, control and image neurons and neural circuits with cellular and sub-cellular resolution. This NRT program is open to US and International students.

Because neurophotonics intersects multiple disciplines, this interdisciplinary research training program is for doctoral students enrolled in one of Boston University’s Graduate Programs for Neuroscience, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical, Electrical and Computer, or Mechanical Engineering, and Psychological Brain Sciences. This is not a degree granting program, rather a specialization in Neurophotonics. Students will earn a doctoral degree in the department to which they have applied and been accepted, but they may have a co-advisor from a collaborative department in whose laboratory they will conduct research. NRT Trainees will join a community of researchers to support new developments in neurophotonics research at Boston University. 

We are looking for current seniors who are applying to graduate school for Fall 2018. The application deadlines for graduate school departments associated with the NRT can be found on our application page. If students are interested in the NRT program, at the start of their personal statement, they should include: “I am interested in being considered as a Candidate for the NSF NRT in Neurophotonics”. They can also reach out to me to ensure that their application is flagged as a potential candidate for enrollment at BU and our NRT program and request to receive a grad school application fee waiver. 

See the attached a flyer and our website application page: http://www.bu.edu/neurophotonics-nrt/apply-now/ has more information and links to the department graduate student application pages.

If students have questions or concerns, please call Dr. Helen Fawcett, at 857-753-1719 or email her at nrt@bu.edu.

Prof. Helen Fawcett, Program Coordinator

Prof. Thomas Bifano, Director