Graduate/Medical Students

Graduate Students

Medical and Graduate students can join the lab through the graduate programs offered by Northwestern University, including world-class advanced training in neuroscience via its Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program and the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program (DGP).

I encourage applicants to explore the sites below to learn more about each program and to contact me should you have any questions. richard.smith at Northwestern dot edu

Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program

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Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program (DGP)

The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program (DGP) in Life Sciences is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary PhD program that trains students in biomedical sciences while giving them the flexibility to pursue a variety of research interests and dual degrees.

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Due to the highly translational and technology development nature of our work, as a graduate student in the Smith lab you will gain expertise in several skills that will propel you towards your goals, whether Academic-track or Biotech/Pharma. Some of these include hiPSC cerebral organoid model, single cell sequencing (transcriptome/ATAC), High-content confocal microscopy, antisense nucleotide screening, ferret in utero and various hiPSC models, as well as physiology approaches (2-photon imaging, high-throughput electrophysiology, patch-clamp, calcium/voltage imaging).