Current MCN program Leader:
Troy Littleton, M.D., Ph.D.
The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Department of Biology
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
43 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
With participating faculty located in the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, the Whitehead Institute and the Departments of Biology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, incoming students have access to many of the top neuroscience laboratories in the world. Students will be admitted through the Biology or Brain and Cognitive Sciences graduate programs and can join the MCN program anytime during their first year, offering access to participating inter-departmental faculty and neuroscience coursework across campus. MIT is at the forefront of molecular and cellular neuroscience research, and incoming students can now access this world-class research community as it strives to understand the biological basis of brain function and neurological disease. By bridging research labs in multiple departments and centers, the Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience program will provide an outstanding and unprecedented research and training environment for the top neuroscience undergraduates from around the globe. We hope you join us for this exciting push as we seek to understand the many mysteries of the brain.