Undergraduate & Graduate Student Training

We believe that early exposure to cutting-edge research and psychiatric care in clinical settings inspires a new breed of scientists, passionate about helping those with mental illness. 

 Undergraduate Student Research Training

Through undergraduate research programs at the University of Pittsburgh, students can become engaged in their own project that is conducted in the context of ongoing research by faculty mentors. Students participate in an authentic research experience that helps them to define their career goals and inspires many to continue psychiatric research. 

Undergraduate research opportunities available:


Other research opportunities may be available through individual faculty research laboratories. See faculty research interests for more on research topics and contact information.

Undergraduate student presenting his poster
An undergraduate student presents the results of his data project at the poster session on Psychiatry Research Day.


Graduate Student Research Training

The graduate programs in neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh train promising young investigators in the fundamentals of brain research, experimental design, and the theory and practice of laboratory work. The main neuroscience graduate programs at the University of Pittsburgh include: 

Other research opportunities in specific research areas are available in the following T32 pre-doctoral training programs:

Graduate student and her faculty mentor
Graduate student and her faculty mentor. Mentorship is the lifeblood of our Department.