Welcome from Chair

Brent Doiron, Chair of the Committee on Computational Neuroscience

"Unraveling how the biology of the brain supports sophisticated computations and ultimately drives behavior will require the combined effort of not only biologists but also physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers. The PhD program in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago is designed to bring together aspiring neuroscientists and train them in the application of quantitative techniques to the study of complex neuroscience problems.

Our faculty explore questions spanning how single synapses or neurons support learning and adaptation to how large populations of neurons are engaged in cognition. I'm proud of the history of excellence in Computational Neuroscience here at the University of Chicago and I'm excited about the future of our field, especially when it is populated with our exceptional graduates."