Northwestern University (NU) offers world-class advanced training in neuroscience via its Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program. Read More

Women’s History Month

Neena Schwartz, PhD

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating Dr. Neena Schwartz, a trailblazing neuroendocrinologist from Northwestern and founding member of the Department of Neurobiology. Dr. Schwartz’s research laid the groundwork for our current understanding of mammalian reproductive cycles, and her discovery of the hormone inhibin fueled decades of research. She was also an advocate for women in science, serving as one of the founding members of the Association for Women in Science and its first president. Dr. Neena Schwartz was an inspired scientist, leader, and mentor. Her legacy is still felt through her research and advocacy throughout her career. – Jake Bhoi, NUIN

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NUIN is a research-oriented PhD program, highly interdisciplinary, collaborative, and with numerous and diverse foci of research excellence. Emphasis is based on clinically relevant as well as basic research.

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