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 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.