Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Neuroscience Research for Course Credit

Vanderbilt University Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience for Undergraduates offers course credit for research. Several Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program Investigators take part in these courses. To learn more about the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/neuroscience/

To learn more about the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program:  https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/psychiatric-neuroimaging/

NSC 190 - Introduction to Research: this course is an introductory course to neuroscience research design to familiarize students with projects, methods, and the literature. To learn course details: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/neuroscience/independentstudy/190-intro/

NSC 291 - Independent Reading: a course of independent reading with a faculty mentor. This course is intended for juniors and seniors. To learn course details: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/neuroscience/independentstudy/n291-reading-guidelines/

NSC 292 - Undergraduate Research: a course designed for juniors and seniors who wish to learn the intellectual and technical aspects of research in neuroscience. This is a reading and lab course. See course details for more information: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/neuroscience/independentstudy/292ab-research-guidelines/

NSC 296 - Honors Research: this course is an ongoing research course designed for students in the Neuroscience Honors Program. To learn more about the course, see course details: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/neuroscience/the-honors-program/

Undergraduate Neuroscience Research for Students Not Seeking Course Credit

Undergraduate students often wish to start research early in their college career in order to develop an in-depth research background in preparation for graduate or medical school.

Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program faculty will work with a student on a case-by-case basis to learn about your interests and to help structure a program of research experience that will facilitate individual learning goals. This research program may include components of structured research experiences as described above (for course credit) along with additional in-depth laboratory and mentoring experiences.

Undergraduate Neuroscience Work Study Experiences

Students eligible for work study funding and who are interested in neuroscience research should contact individual faculty regarding the availability of funds to support a work study student.

For additional information about Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program opportunities, please contact:

Ronald L. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program