The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (INS) graduate program aims to study neuroscience using integrated approaches from chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, physiology, imaging, and computer science. Historically, it has been a great challenge to integrate distinct disciplines in order to discover the causes and to explore efficacious treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders. Therefore, the Neuroscience Program of Academia Sinica (NPAS), by teaming up the School of Life Sciences at National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) in 2013,the Institute of Clinical Medicine of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in 2014 , has decided to establish the INS graduate program, in training the Ph. D. level of students, to perform neuroscience research with multidisciplinary approaches. Note that NPAS is an on-campus research program that promotes interaction and collaboration, with the goal to reach excellence in neuroscience research and education at international levels.
INS will expand its repertoire to include research in cell and molecular neurobiology, clinical medicine, systems neuroscience, neural imaging and engineering, and cognitive and computational neuroscience. A diversified yet advanced curriculum will be offered from these three campuses to enrich the learning process. In combination with seminars, symposia, and retreats, INS will provide active and flexible training processes to help students reach their highest potential. In addition, students are encouraged to initiate and participate in collaborative research projects among labs of different disciplines. We seek highly motivated and energetic students of various backgrounds to apply the INS program.