Graduate Students


Dr. Brummelte is accepting graduate student applications (Deadline usually Dec 1st of each year) through the Psychology Department of the Translational Neuroscience Program (TNP). Students with an interest in developmental neuroscience, translational animal models of mental illness (especially depression and post-partum depression), and effects of early stress, drug and/or pain exposure are encouraged to apply.


For admission requirements and academic curriculum, please refer to the Department of Psychology and Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience pages or the Translational Neuroscience Program. For more information on specific research options, please contact Dr. Brummelte (sbrummelte at 


General Doctoral Program Information

Doctoral Program Admission Requirements

Doctoral Program Application Procedure


Undergraduate Assistants

Undergraduate research assistants assist with data entry, (rat) brain slicing, immunohistochemistry and other related wet lab task, and animal handling and testing. This opportunity is great for junior or senior undergraduates who are looking for research experience in a behavioral and developmental neuroscience lab. Volunteers should expect to put in around 8-10 hours of work a week and be available during ‘normal work hours’ (at least in the beginning/during training). Please be aware that most of the tasks require intensive training, so we are most interested in students that can commit for at least one year, but preferably longer. You will also have the opportunity to receive directed study or honors thesis credit after volunteering in the lab for at least one term. If you are interested, please fill out this form and send that and a CV to sbrummelte at

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