University of Minnesota
IGERT-Neuroengineering Training Program

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Bridging engineering and neuroscience, neuroengineering is an emerging field that translates research discoveries into neuro-technologies that provide new and powerful tools for basic and clinical neuroscience research and lead to enhanced patient care. This IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) program is motivated by the notion that future breakthroughs in this rapidly-growing area of research will be made by engineers who understand the fundamental issues and principles of neuroscience, and by neuroscientists who are truly competent in engineering concepts and tools. The education and training components of our NSF-funded IGERT program are designed to provide interdisciplinary graduate education and research training to highly qualified doctoral students to develop the skills to revolutionize technologies for interfacing with the brain and advance our fundamental understanding of neuroscience processes that arise when we interface with and modulate the brain. The program is open for doctoral students who may major in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or neuroscience at the University of Minnesota.

IGERT Trainees will participate in an integrated curriculum that will provide them with a solid foundation in the interdisciplinary field of neuroengineering, along with broad research training using a team advising model, for the successful application of neuroengineering concepts and methods to real-world problems. Interdisciplinary doctoral research training will tackle grand challenges in systems neuroengineering focused on three themes: neural decoding, neural interfacing and neuromodulation.

Some key features of this program include: