From Neuroscience to Microbiology
Ethan Carpenter gained valuable experience in microbiology doing summer research in Arizona.
Cardiology Research at Johns Hopkins
Amin Sabet gained valuable experience working in the Johns Hopkins cardiology research lab of Mac alumnus Dr. Mark Anderson.
Eye-opening Vision Research
Knowledge and skills gained at Macalester prepared Ionatan Kuperwajs for research at an internationally recognized neuroimaging lab.
Three 2016 Grads Become NIH Fellows
Less than 10 percent of applicants are selected. Three grads tell how Mac helped them grow as researchers.
Public Health Internships
Four students talk about their Twin Cities internships in the world of public health.
Big Data and Public Health
As a data scientist at the Minnesota Department of Health, Akanksha Dua contributed to a healthier Minnesota.
Macalester’s Neuroscience Program provides a rigorous introduction to the study of the nervous system that is, like the field itself, rooted in biology and psychology. The major encompasses the foundations and frontiers of neuroscience (from molecules to behavior), the diverse methodologies of neuroscience inquiry, and the relevance of neuroscience to society and public discourse. Following core courses in neuroscience, students explore neuroscience subdisciplines with elective courses in areas such as cognitive neuroscience, neuroimmunology, neuroimaging, and abnormal psychology. All neuroscience students engage in experiential learning in research or community settings and learn to effectively communicate neuroscience findings. As such, students are prepared for a variety of career pathways, including graduate study in neuroscience, health professions, and biomedical research.