The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (INS) graduate program integrates approaches from chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, physiology, imaging, and computer science in the study for neuroscience. Historically, integrating distinct disciplines to explore the causes and efficacious treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders has been challenging. Therefore, the Neuroscience Program of Academia Sinica (NPAS), by teaming up with the School of Life Sciences of National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), the Medical College of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Department of Life Science of National Taiwan University (NTU), Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience of National Central University (NCU), established the INS graduate program, tasked with the training of Ph.D. students, to conduct neuroscience research using multidisciplinary approaches.
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 at five 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 with labs working in different disciplines. We seek highly motivated and energetic students from various backgrounds to apply to the INS program.