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Department of Neuroscience

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The Department of Neuroscience is strongly committed to its major academic missions of research and education.


Over 40 faculty (primary and joint) are actively engaged in neuroscience research across broad spectrums of interests.

Research Areas

  • Cell Signaling & Communications
  • Learning, Memory, & Adaptive Plasticity
  • Neurobiology of Disease
  • Neurodevelopment & Aging
  • Sensory, Motor, & Integrative Systems Neuroscience


Teaching and leadership roles in education remain enduring commitments today, as they have been since the inception of the medical campus in the 1920s.

Education Areas

  • Graduate Education
  • Academic Honors Program in Medical Neurobiology (MD-MS)
  • Medical Education
  • Postgraduate Medical Scientist Training Program (PGMSTP) in Medical Neurobiology
  • Undergraduate Education

Extensive state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodologies are available for investigators and students, both within laboratories and across a set of departmental and institutional research cores.