Research Divisions

The Neuroscience Program has a wide range of research projects that cover molecules to man. Diverse model systems from flies to rodents to humans allow researchers to examine genes, molecules, and systems to find new knowledge and help solve world problems.

Neuroscience Program Research Divisions

Research Interests Include:

  • Autonomic nervous system function
  • Neural development and plasticity
  • Neural imaging
  • Neural mechanisms of behavior
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Sensory and motor systems
  • Synaptic transmission
  • Signal transduction
  • Intracellular metabolism
  • Evolution

Current Approaches Include:

  • Cre-Lox animal models
  • Electrophysiology
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Gene therapy
  • Computational modeling
  • Animal behavior
  • Neuroimaging
  • Optogenetics
  • Live confocal imaging