Researchers from CINV actively participates in three postgraduate programs of the Universidad de Valparaíso who specialize in Neurosciences:

The Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience is a four-year program that includes a one-year core course that covers different key topics in Neuroscience spanning from molecular biology of neurons to development and behavior, and laboratory rotations (first year), followed by thesis research and seminars (subsequent years). It was started in 2002 and is accredited until 2016. It has an agreement with SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste, Italy), which permits research visits and can result in a dual Ph.D. degree.

Program Director John Ewer Lothian

For more information, please refer to the Program’s webpage: www.dnuv.cl.




The Magister in Neuroscience is a two-year program. Its main objective is to deliver fundamental knowledge of neuroscience to professionals interested in the origin, development, normal and pathological functioning of the nervous system at different levels of biological organization from molecule to behavior. The structure of the program is as follows: First year: Required activities and Elective Courses such as General Organization and Development of the Nervous System, Neuronal and Synaptic Transmission, Sensory Physiology, Movement and Motor Control, Neuropathology, Experimental Methods in Neuroscience, Thesis Project. Second Year: thesis work.

Program Director Agustín Martínez Carrasco

For more information, please refer to the Program’s webpage: www.magisterneurociencia.cl.


The Ph.D. program in Biophysics and Computational Biology is a four-year program and its main purpose is to train scientists capable of understanding biological processes through physical-mathematical formalization. Based on brief, intensive courses or modules of three to six weeks. The program includes a single subject which must be approved by all students entering the program, the course of Biophysics, Neuronal excitability, which also dictates to mention doctoral student in neuroscience Sciences. 

Program Director Carlos González León

For more information, please refer to the Program´s webpage dbbc.uv.cl/