Department of Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the scientific study of nervous systems. The field encompasses the anatomy, behavioral functions, biochemistry, development, evolution, genetics, pharmacology, and physiology of nervous systems as well as biologically inspired robotics and prosthetics, computational modeling, and mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric diseases. The Department of Neuroscience is devoted to education and research in this remarkably interdisciplinary and dynamic field of modern science. Research in the Department of Neuroscience emphasizes analysis of neural circuits as it pertains to cellular, developmental, molecular and systems neurobiology, neuroethology, and neurogenetics.

Neuroscience Events

Neuroscience Colloquiums are jointly supported by the Neuroscience Department and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience.

Neuroscience Data Blitz
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 5:30pm
Speaker: To Be Determined , Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Leigh Anne Swayne, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Mary Logan, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Nirinjini Naidoo, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601

Neuroscience News

Leslie Tolbert Elected to Harvard University's Board of Overseers

Congratulations to Leslie Tolbert on being elected to Harvard University's Board of Overseers.

Graduate Student Awards - honoring top graduate students

Congratulations to Rebekah Keating, Lilian Patron, and Meaghan Torvund for receiving top graduate student awards.

Galileo Circle Scholars

Congratulations to Areen Badwal, Briggs Carhart, Rebekah Keating, and Colin Lynch for being named Galileo Circle Scholars.