Research

  • Cell Signaling & Communications

    Cell Signaling & Communications

    Processes and mechanisms underlying intracellular messaging, excitable membranes, and synaptic and non-synaptic transmission of neural information.

    Active Research Laboratories

  • Learning, Memory, & Adaptive Plasticity

    Learning, Memory, & Adaptive Plasticity

    Processes and mechanisms underlying how early and adult experience modifies behavior and its underlying neural processes.

    Active Research Laboratories

  • Neurobiology of Disease

    Neurobiology of Disease

    Fundamental pathologic, translational, and clinical processes and genetic predispositions that afflict the nervous system.

    Active Research Laboratories

  • Neurodevelopment & Aging

    Neurodevelopment & Aging

    Neural development and aging, including neurogenesis, differentiation, cell death, synaptic specification, and changes in neural organization and function that accompany senescence.

    Active Research Laboratories

    • Aslin Lab Rochester Baby Lab
    • Cory-Slechta Lab Environmental Neurotoxicants as Risk Factors for Behavioral Diseases and Disorders
    • Freeman Lab Molecular Mechanisms of Programmed Cell Death in Neurons
    • Fudge Lab Anatomy and Neurochemistry of Major Psychiatric Illnesses
    • Gan Lab Developing Therapies for Blindness and Deafness via Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Replacement
    • Gelbard Lab Glial and Immune Effector Cell Interactions with Synapses During Neuroinflammation
    • Goldman Lab Cell & Gene Therapy
    • Huxlin Lab Behavioral Studies and Functional Imaging of Visual Function, Plasticity and Rehabilitation After Brain Damage
    • Kiernan Lab Sensory Development and Disease
    • Libby Lab Molecular Processes that Lead to RGC Death in Glaucoma
    • Majewska Lab The Functional Synapse Group
    • Marc Halterman Lab Vulnerability and Delayed Neuron Loss After Stroke
    • O Labs CNS Neuroinflammation Research
    • Opanashuk Lab Toxicant Exposure and Brain Development
    • Paige Lab Spatial Orientation Research
    • Portman Lab Sex Differences in the Development and Function of the C. elegans Nervous System
    • Tadin Lab Adaptive Spatial Interactions in Motion Perception
    • The Rochester Center for Mind-Body Research (RCMBR) Immune and related physiological responses.
  • Neuroengineering

    Neuroengineering

    The combination of quantitative method, the physical sciences, and the biological sciences has provided remarkable contributions to our understanding of biomedical phenomena, including pathologic processes.

    Active Research Laboratories

  • Neurogenetics

    Neurogenetics

    Studies the role of genetics in the development and function of the nervous system, including regrowth or repair of nervous tissues, cells or cell products.

    Active Research Laboratories

    • Gan Lab Developing Therapies for Blindness and Deafness via Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Replacement
    • Goldman Lab Cell & Gene Therapy
    • Libby Lab Molecular Processes that Lead to RGC Death in Glaucoma
    • Nehrke Lab Integrative Physiology
    • Noble Lab Stem Cell Biology and Stem Cell Medicine
    • Portman Lab Sex Differences in the Development and Function of the C. elegans Nervous System
    • Thornton Lab Neurogenetic Disorders
  • Sensory, Motor, & Integrative Systems Neuroscience

    Sensory, Motor, & Integrative Systems Neuroscience

    Sensory transduction, central processing and integration of sensory input across modalities, and the neural control of motor output and behavior.

    Active Research Laboratories

  • Stem Cells, Neuroregeneration, & Repair

    Stem Cells, Neuroregeneration, & Repair

    Stimulation of the repair capacity of endogenous neural stem and progenitor cell populations.

    Active Research Laboratories

    • Gan Lab Developing Therapies for Blindness and Deafness via Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Replacement
    • Gelbard Lab Glial and Immune Effector Cell Interactions with Synapses During Neuroinflammation
    • Goldman Lab Cell & Gene Therapy
    • Marc Halterman Lab Vulnerability and Delayed Neuron Loss After Stroke
    • Mayer-Pröschel Lab Impairment of Neural Cell Functions During Developmental Insults
    • Nedergaard Lab Glial Disease and Therapeutics
    • Noble Lab Stem Cell Biology and Stem Cell Medicine
    • O Labs CNS Neuroinflammation Research
    • Shrager Lab Neuron-Neuroglia Interactions