The Neuroscience Institute includes not only core faculty labs, but associate faculty from a wide range of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology. It also includes faculty members in the School of Nursing. Research is facilitated by several Research Centers that span departments.
The research conducted by laboratories associated with the Neuroscience Institute spans a wide range of research areas.
Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis… more »
The process of learning requires the making of new proteins, most particularly a set of proteins called immediate early genes. Immediate early genes are produced… more »
Krishna Mehta’s research looks at the effects of dietary emulsifiers, food additives that affect the connection between the gut and brain. She plans to continue… more »
Laura Cortes, a first-year NI doctoral student, has been named a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. This is a highly competitive, national award that… more »