Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Administrative Committees

Admissions Committee

This committee screens student applications and organizes activities for prospective students during their visit to campus as part of the admissions process.

Faculty Members

Sam Golden (Co-Chair)
Abbie Schindler (Co-Chair)
Fritzie I. Arce-McShane
Michael Bruchas
Forrest Collman
Marie Davis
Angela Fang
Sam Golden
Jay Neitz
Maureen Neitz
Amy Orsborn
Steve Perlmutter
Ramkumar Sabesan
Aakanksha Singhvi
Joseph Sisneros
Kyobi Skutt-Kakaria
Oscar Vivas
Edgar Walker

Student Members

Randall Eck
Lydia Gordon-Fennell
Gillian Grennan
Anna Li 
Cara Nielson
Makenzie Patarino
Ellen Streitwieser 

Alumni Members

Anna Bowen
Alison Weber

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee works to ensure that the Program’s core courses and elective courses provide our students with an education in neuroscience that is both broad and rigorous.

Faculty Members

Fred Rieke (Chair)

Student Members

Mollie Bernstein
Sujin Byeon
Elena Judd
Makenzie Patarino

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee works to ensure a diverse and inclusive group of students and to promote the success of students from under-represented backgrounds in the Program. Click here to learn more about the UW’s commitment to diversity.

Faculty Members

Sheri Mizumori  (Chair)
Andres Barria
Abigail Schindler
Azadeh Yazdan-shahmorad
Gabriel Cler
Oliver Rollins

Student Members

Mar Borrego
Gillian Grennan
Rohit Kamath
Larissa Robinson-Cooper
German Rojas

Graduate Training Committee

The Graduate Training Committee advises students in their first year and monitors the progress of all the student in the program.

Faculty Members

Jane Sullivan (Chair)
Susan Ferguson
Franck Kalume
Fred Rieke
Aakanksha Singhvi

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group

This committee advises the program directors on all aspects of the operation of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience.

See the list of members on the Graduate School page.

Seminar Committee

The Seminar Committee of the Neuro Program solicits nominations of potential seminar speakers from students and faculty of the Program, invites chosen speakers, identifies student and faculty hosts and arranges the schedule for visiting speakers.

Faculty Members

Paul Phillips (Chair)

Student Members

Kristen Drummey
Gillian Grennan
Lawrence Hu
Sarah Pugliese
Monica Tschang

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of the Chairs of the Departments of Biological Structure, Biology, Physiology & Biophysics, and Psychology, or their representatives. This committee provides oversight, guidance and support, and assists in the nomination of co-directors to the Program.

Faculty Members

  • Elizabeth Buffalo, Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
  • Maureen Neitz, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • David J. Perkel, Professor, Department of Biology and Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • Steve Perlmutter, Research Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
  • John D. Scott, Professor, Department of Pharmacology
  • Joseph A. Sisneros, Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Rachel O. Wong, Professor, Department of Biological Structure