Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)

Join the MCB Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech, an interdisciplinary program in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Composed of faculty from six departments across the Virginia Tech campus and the Carilion Research Institute, incoming students may choose research projects from four broad categories: Cell Signaling and Cancer, Inflammation and Immunity, Microbiology, and Neurobiology.

Neuroscience Graduate Programs

MS and PhD programs for the School of Neuroscience are under development.  Information on either one of these programs please contact Michelle Olsen or complete the form from Contact Graduate Program.


Course Offerings


16 credit hours


6 credit hours

NEUR 5004 Principles in Neuroscience (3 credits) NEUR 5034G Advanced Diseases of the Nervous System (3 credits)
NEUR 5014 Fundamentals of Cellular Neuroscience (3 credits) NEUR 5054 Developmental Neuroscience (3 credits) 
NEUR 5024 Neuroanatomy and Systems Neuroscience (3 credits) NEUR 5064 Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
NEUR 5074 Current Topics in Neuroscience (1 credit x 4 = 4 credits) NEUR 5314G Advanced Genetics of Neuroscience (3 credits)
STAT 5615 Statistics in Research (3 credits) NEUR 5364G Advanced Neuroscience of Language and Communication Disorders (3 credits)
  NEUR 5514G Advanced Neuroimmunology (3 credits)
  NEUR 5814G Advanced Nutritional Neuroscience (3 credits)
  NEUR 5914 Neuroscience of Drug Development (3 credits)