Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience!

The Department of Neuroscience values all diversity. We may not always get it right but we care and we will continue to show-up with the intention of valuing each individual.  We stand opposed to systemic racism and to biases in all dimensions of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic background, politics, and health status.  In particular at this moment in time, we stand in solidarity with our Black students and colleagues. To the Black community and to all people of color we see you, we hear you, we value you, and we stand with you to bear witness.  

Kathy Maguire-Zeiss, PhD, Chair & Professor, Department of Neuroscience

You can find a statement from the Neuroscience PhD program (IPN) here.  Do you have comments on how we can improve our inclusivity?  Please share them here. You may find the following resources helpful.

Master’s in Integrative Neuroscience

Applications are currently being accepted for the Master’s in Integrative Neuroscience program.

Deadline for applications for Fall 2022 is May 15, 2022.

Associated Programs

Featured Stories

PhD student in Neuroscience receives NIH Award: August 2020
Nahdia Jones, a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the IPN is the recipient of the F99/K00, also known as the Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN).

Dr. Italo Mocchetti Receiving the President’s Award for Distinguished Scholar-Teacher: October 23, 2019
Ceremony will be held on October 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM in Gaston Hall, during the Fall Faculty Convocation. This award commends faculty who were nominated by their students and faculty peers for outstanding service to our community and to the Academy as exemplary scholar-teachers, embodying Georgetown’s mission as a student-centered research University.

Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss Named New Chair of Department of Neuroscience
As newly named chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Kathy Maguire-Zeiss, PhD, will help lead the initiative to grow Georgetown’s neuroscience research.

MS in Integrative Neuroscience
The Department of Neuroscience offers a rigorous program leading to the MS degree in Integrative Neuroscience. The MS program is designed for completion in two full-time consecutive semesters. The curriculum includes an extensive integrated overview of neuroscience, statistics, experimental design, and technical approaches.

Bayer Extols the Virtues of “Showing Up and Doing Your Job”
From her formative years as a self-described “Army brat” and a first-generation college graduate, Barbara M. Bayer, PhD, has focused on showing up and doing her job.

Alzheimer’s Risk Genes Linked to Changes in Young, Healthy Brains
Conventional wisdom might indicate that bigger brains and enhanced memory performance in youth should help protect against the cognitive declines seen decades later in Alzheimer’s disease. Yet for two Georgetown University scientists, recent research appears to suggest the opposite.

Boys with High-Functioning Autism Show Surprising Strength at Language
“We had not expected this interesting finding,” says Michael Ullman, director of the Brain and Language Laboratory at Georgetown University Medical Center and senior author of the study that found boys with high-functioning autism could process a key grammar task faster than boys without autism.

Neuroscience Events

All Upcoming Events

Georgetown University Events

All Upcoming Events

New Employee Orientation (NEO)Apr. 3

  • 9:30 am
  • Virtual Zoom Event

Virtual Lenten Ignatian ExamenApr. 3

  • 12:05 pm
  • Virtual Zoom Event

Edible Book FestivalApr. 3

  • 2:00 pm
  • Lauinger Library, Murray Room