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Research Areas

The faculty in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience direct multi-disciplinary research programs that span several different areas, including behavioral/systems neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, neurobiology of disease, and translational and clinical neuroscience, as described below. Please see Current Research for a detailed description of each faculty’s research program.

Behavioral/Systems

Behavioral/Systems

The behavioral and systems neuroscience faculty use a variety of techniques and technologies to better understand how the regulated activity of neural networks give rise to complex behaviors.

 


Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

The cellular and molecular neuroscience faculty aim to understand the molecular mechanisms behind complex biological processes such as neuronal differentiation, synapse development, regulation of ion channels, and more within the central nervous system.


Neurobiology of Disease

Neurobiology of Disease

The neurobiology of disease faculty study the etiology and potential therapeutics for a variety of diseases including but not limited to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, schizophrenia, autism, and chronic pain.


Translational and Clinical Neuroscience

Translational and Clinical Neuroscience

The translational and clinical neuroscience faculty bridge the gap between the scientist’s bench and the patient’s bedside. These faculty are directly involved in studies with human patients at Jefferson.