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About Neuroscience

The Neuroscience program at Loyola University New Orleans is truly exceptional. With a state-of-the-art rodent facility, electroencephalogram (EEG), ion channel electrophysiology lab equipped with manual and automatic (Nanion Port-a-Patch) patch-clamping stations, ample cell culture facilities and molecular biology instrumentation, we are one of the only universities in Louisiana with the faculty and resources to mentor undergraduate students who desire an interdisciplinary approach to studying the nervous system and behavior. 

The faculty in our program are united in our desire to see our students succeed. If you choose to attend Loyola, you will enjoy small and interesting classes that span topics in psychology, biology, physics, and computer science. All of our students experience one-on-one research mentoring from faculty with expertise in music and cognition, stress and trauma, learning and memory, cellular biophysics, electrophysiology, animal behavior, gene expression, and other fascinating areas of neuroscience.

I think you will enjoy living and studying in the heart of New Orleans, one of the most beautiful and culturally vibrant cities in the world, and connecting with the diverse and passionate individuals who call it home. If you have any questions about a neuroscience major, or about Loyola in general, please reach out to Dr. Kate Yurgil (