Illinois Neuroscience

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Beckman Institute

Summary

Neuroscience Program (NSP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an interdisciplinary program of study and research leading to the doctoral degree. Other neuroscience related programs include the Beckman Institute and numerous research centers.

The Beckman Institute's research is focused around four research themes: Biological Intelligence, Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction, Integrative Imaging, and Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures. Researchers come from psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, and bioengineering.

 

Neuroscience Program (NSP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an interdisciplinary program of study and research leading to the doctoral degree. Other neuroscience related programs  include the Beckman Institute and numerous research centers.

The Beckman Institute’s research is focused around four research themes: Biological Intelligence, Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction, Integrative Imaging, and Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures. Researchers come from psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, and bioengineering.

Web Information

Neuroscience Program (NSP): http://neuroscience.illinois.edu/

Beckman Institute: http://beckman.illinois.edu/

Research Centers and Programs: http://research.illinois.edu/research-illinois/research-centers-and-programs

Beckman Institute

The Institute’s primary mission is to foster interdisciplinary work of the highest quality, transcending many of the limitations inherent in traditional university organizations and structures. The Institute was founded on the premise that reducing the barriers between traditional scientific and technological disciplines can yield research advances that more conventional approaches cannot.

Beckman Institute research is focused around four research themes:

The Beckman Institute is also home to strategic initiatives that seek to unify campus activities in their respective areas:

Researchers from University of Illinois departments as far-ranging as psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, and bioengineering make up Beckman Institute groups. The building offers more than 200 offices; specialized, state-of-the-art laboratories and other facilities; and meeting areas.

The 313,000 square foot building was made possible by a generous gift from U of I alumnus and founder of Beckman Instruments, Inc., Arnold O. Beckman, and his wife Mabel M. Beckman, with a supplement from the State of Illinois. Additionally, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation provides ongoing financial assistance for various Institute and campus programs. Daily operating expenses of the Institute are funded by the state and its research programs are mainly supported by external funding from the federal government, corporations, and foundations.

 

Neuroscience Program (NSP)

Welcome to the Neuroscience Program (NSP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The NSP is an interdisciplinary program of study and research leading to the doctoral degree. We offer a rigorous yet flexible program designed to foster the growth of the student through research activities, close interactions with the faculty, and exposure to top neuroscientists through our seminar series and attendance at professional meetings.

Recognizing that there are many paths to success in neuroscience, the program imposes few specific requirements. Students design their own programs leading to the Ph.D., with oversight by faculty committees ensuring appropriate depth and breadth of training.

The NSP currently has over 85 affiliated faculty from more than 20 departments, and 70 students, studying the brain from a broad range of perspectives. We invite you to learn more about our program, research, and people.

Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Abbott Nutrition have established the first-ever multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center, which will be located on the Urbana campus. The Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory (CNLM) will lead research on the impact of nutrition on learning and memory in the human brain. This collaboration takes the field of nutrition science into new territory, utilizing the research expertise of the Neuroscience Program and the Division of Nutritional Sciences, along with the world-renowned research facilities at the Institute for Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. The CNLM is seeking research proposals from university faculty. More information about the center can be found in the IGB news and at theCNLM web site.

NSF IGERT programs at Illinois

The Neuroengineering IGERT program trains students to be knowledgeable in both neuroscience and engineering and to research that combines both approaches to yield new breakthroughs.

The Cellular and Molecular Mechanics and BioNanotechnology IGERT is training the next generation of leaders who will define the new frontiers of cellular and molecular mechanics and bionanotechnology.

The recently awarded “Vertically Integrated Training With Genomics” (VInTG) grant will address the grand challenges of how genomes interact with the environment to produce biological diversity, and how biological systems are integrated from molecules to ecosystems.

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