The Washington University in St. Louis Interface of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Genetics (IPNG) training program provides predoctoral students with interdisciplinary training across these 3 fields. The program is open to select WUSTL predoctoral students in Psychology, Neuroscience, or Genetics who wish to train for a research career at the interface of behavioral and bio-medical science (i.e., neuroscience and/or genetics). IPNG is supported by an NIH T32 predoctoral training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (GM081739; PI: Deanna Barch) and is administered by the Psychology department.
Goals of IPNG
The goal of this training program is to develop basic behavioral scientists with rigorous broad-based training in neuroscience and/or genetics. Programmatic experiences (e.g., coursework, journal club, workshops, lab experience, colloquia, etc.) provide trainees with systematic exposure to the behavioral perspectives from psychology integrated with biomedical perspectives from systems and computational neuroscience along with behavioral, molecular, and statistical genetics. The goal is to train young interdisciplinary scientists who are able to flexibly apply concepts and methods from basic biomedical sciences to the study of behavioral phenomenon (e.g., memory, attention, emotion, social cognition, psychopathology).