A neuroscientist (sometimes also called a neurobiologist) is an individual who studies the scientific field of neuroscience or any of its related sub-fields. Neuroscience (neurobiology) as a distinct discipline separate from anatomy, neurology, physiology, psychology, or psychiatry is fairly recent, aided in large part by the advent of newer, faster computing methods and neuroimaging techniques. and ongoing cellular research of neurons. However, it often will have reference to the related sub-fields.
These scientists generally work as researchers within a college, university, government agency, or private industry setting. These individuals hold degrees in the sciences Masters, doctorate and medical doctor degrees. These degrees are seen in heads of departments and laboratory research centers.
Training and education
Many colleges and universities now have a neuroscience program, existing either as its own distinct department or as an institute within another, larger department. Often the neuroscience program exists within the psychology, molecular and cell biology, or other biology department. There are now many schools that offer PhDs in neuroscience and/or neurobiology.
- Interview with Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Nora Volkow: Motivated Neuroscientist" in Molecular Interventions (2004) Volume 4, pages 243-247.
- Women in neuroscience research from the NIH Office of Science Education.
- To Become a Neuroscientist maintained by Eric Chudler at the University of Washington.
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