About the Program

The Neuroimaging Training Program is funded by an NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering T32 training grant. The program introduces students with diverse quantitative and biological backgrounds to the challenges of neuroimaging. It fosters interdisciplinary training and research efforts toward meeting these challenges.

This interdisciplinary program at the University of Minnesota integrates the Graduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, and other related disciplines. Students from both the quantitative disciplines (e.g., engineering and computational sciences) and the biological disciplines (e.g., neuroscience and psychology) will be trained to meet these interdisciplinary challenges.

The University of Minnesota has comprehensive graduate programs and excellent research facilities. In particular, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, one of the leading MRI Centers in the world, is a close partner with the training program, providing extensive imaging resources and an unrivaled user support staff. Another close partner, the Center for Neuroengineering, has extensive faculty expertise and resources in electrophysiological imaging which provides unique opportunities in exploring the timing of neural processes.

The Neuroimaging Training Program is the major initiative at the University of Minnesota that integrates research training in the imaging sciences with the neurosciences.

How To Apply

Application information for prospective trainees and training faculty.


Wei Chen, PhD - Director
chenx075@umn.edu, 612-625-8814

Rachel Jorgenson - Coordinator
bmengp@umn.edu, 612-624-8396