[visionlist] Funded PhD positions at UMass Boston Fall 2024: deadline extended!

Erik Blaser Erik.Blaser at umb.edu
Thu Dec 21 11:31:46 -04 2023

We are writing to share that the Developmental & Brain Sciences PhD program at UMass Boston is currently accepting applications for Fall 2024!
The PhD program in Developmental and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston is focused on understanding cognition, perception, and behavior when underlying neural and hormonal mechanisms are developing. It is an intensive, developmentally focused, research-based program using human and animal models.   
Core faculty engage in research ranging from cognitive development and psychophysics to neuroendocrinology and behavioral epigenetics. Students may follow a Cognitive Neuroscience specialization investigating functional changes in perceptual and cognitive abilities or a Behavioral Neuroscience specialization investigating neural and hormonal correlates of behavior. All DBS students receive rigorous core training in methods (dry and wet lab skills, advanced statistical methods, computational tools like R) and work in labs using multiple levels of investigation including psychophysical evaluation, functional brain imaging, and neuropharmacological, molecular/cellular, and genetic/epigenetic.   
New lab spaces for the program are now housed in the Integrated Sciences Building, part of our campus on the Columbia Point peninsula. This location is just a few miles south of downtown and neighbors metro Boston’s other world-class research universities and offers wonderful views of the city and Boston Harbor.
Watch a short campus tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOmFU61LG8
Applicants will likely have a BS and significant research experience. We especially encourage members of underrepresented populations in neuroscience to apply.  
You can apply to the program directly from our website.  https://www.umb.edu/academics/program-finder/developmental-brain-sciences-phd/
**Review of applications has begun, so sure to submit your application as soon as possible; a full review can only be ensured if an application is received in the first week of January.**  
Please note that we are not requiring a GRE score. Full-time program only (4-5 years); students (both US citizens, DACA recipients, and international students) receive a stipend during the academic year (September-May), and a waiver of the majority of tuition, fees, and cost of health insurance.

If you have any questions about the DBS program, please do not hesitate to contact us at: dbs at umb.edu. 

DBS Core Faculty (see also https://www.umb.edu/liberal-arts/academic-departments/psychology/faculty-staff/)
Tashauna Blankenship, Cognitive Development
Erik Blaser, Visual Psychophysics
Vivian Ciaramitaro, Multisensory Development and Attention
Randy Corpuz, Evolutionary Developmental Psychobiology
S. Tiffany Donaldson, Behavioral Psychopharmacology
Richard Hunter, Neuroendocrinology and Epigenetics
Zsuzsa Kaldy, Cognitive Development
Lisa Maeng, Neurobiology of stress and fear
(Emeritus) Celia Moore, Developmental Psychobiology
Jin Ho Park, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Susan Zup, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Erik Blaser, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Developmental and Brain Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA  02125

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