Welcome to the PhD Program in Neuroscience

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Welcome to the PhD Program in Neuroscience

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Welcome to the PhD Program in Neuroscience

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Welcome to the PhD Program in Neuroscience

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Welcome to PiN

John Assad

John Assad, Ph.D.
Program in Neuroscience
The Harvard PhD Program in Neuroscience, (known as PiN), spans the neuroscience community throughout Harvard University.  The Program provides mentoring and advising to a close and supportive community of students who carry out PhD thesis research in laboratories in the Harvard Medical School Neurobiology department, in Harvard affiliated Hospitals, or in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Program students come from diverse scientific, personal and cultural backgrounds.  More than 130 faculty members provide exciting and rigorous research training in all areas of neuroscience, and our 100+ students take full advantage of these opportunities.







David Ginty

David Ginty, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Program in Neuroscience

We are dedicated to educating students so they develop as neuroscientists who will change science in the 21st Century and beyond. PiN provides training for neuroscience careers including academic research, science policy, biotech, pharmaceuticals, consulting, K-12 education, community education, science writing and outreach, “big data,” science policy and other developing fields.  Attending graduate school at the Harvard Program in Neuroscience is a wonderful and inspiring experience.  We welcome your application!









Tari Tan
Tari Tan, Ph.D.
Director, Educational Programming
for the Program in Neuroscience
and Department of Neurobiology

News and Events


Happy Holidays from DMS!

DMS Offices (as well as the rest of HMS) will be closing for Winter break on Monday, December 23rd, at 5:00pm, and reopening on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:00am.


We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!


Fall 2020 Application Now Closed

The application for Fall 2020 matriculation is now closed. We expect the application for Fall 2021 matriculation to open in September 2020.




PiN Virtual Open House
Friday, November 1, 3-5 pm

Get to know PiN and have your questions answered!


3-4 pm:  Q&A with program faculty and current students


4-5 pm:  Webex meeting here

(Note:  You'll be prompted to download Cisco Webex plugin)




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