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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

One of the most exciting and dynamic fields of modern science worldwide is Neuroscience, the study of how the nervous system is organized and how it functions.

Neuroscientists have advanced our understanding of nervous system development, neural function, injuries of the nervous system, and disease processes. The field of Neuroscience encompasses many disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology

At the University of Missouri (MU), scientists in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) investigate the molecular and cellular organization of the nervous system, the structure and function of neural systems, behaviors generated by the nervous system, and neurological diseases  and disorders. MU is one of the nation’s most complete institutions of higher education, with its 18 schools or colleges on a single campus.


Established in 2001, the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program seeks to:

  • Promote basic and clinical research that investigates the molecular and cellular organization of the nervous system, the function of neural systems including vision and hearing, behaviors generated by the brain, and neurological diseases and disorders.
  • Provide a broad and yet individualized training experience required for our graduates to succeed in future careers in academic research and teaching institutions, industry, and scientific publication.
  • Facilitate the creative exchange of ideas among MU’s neuroscience community to stimulate new forms of interdisciplinary research and teaching.