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About the Program

There's a growing need for neuroengineers—scientists who not only understand the complexities of neurodegenerative disorders and other brain diseases, but who can also develop the technology and therapies to treat them. If you want to combine medical knowledge with engineering expertise in a way that can help improve patient outcomes, consider UAB's PhD in Neuroengineering program.

You see, at UAB, we treat thousands of patients each year who have Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, neurological strokes, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, brain tumors, and more. So we know firsthand the difference a program like this can have in the lives of our patients. That's why the School of Engineering and the UAB Heersink School of Medicine have teamed up to develop a curriculum that will prepare you to develop novel therapeutics, neuroprosthetics, and other tools to restore lost brain function and improve patient outcomes. You'll start with a foundation in engineering analysis, signal processing and imaging with neuroscience, neuropathology, and neural dynamics. Then, you'll get to dive into your chosen concentration through a series of advanced elective courses on engineering and neuroscience topics. And when it comes to working on your dissertation, we want your committee to be as interdisciplinary as the field itself. So, you'll get to bring engineers, neuroscientists, and clinicians into your process. Our goal is to prepare you to make a difference in this emerging field—and help patients around the world live better lives.

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This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

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Dr. Jamie Tyler
Dr. Mark Bolding

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