Acting Department Chair: Luke Bradley, Ph.D.
The Department of Neuroscience is comprised of a world-class team of scientists and educators who focus their research activities in the dynamic field of Neuroscience, with nearly thirteen million dollars a year in grant and contract support for biomedical research on the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Research strengths include the study of spinal cord and brain injury and repair, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy, metabolism, and addiction. Several faculty are affiliated with translational research centers, including the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), the Sanders Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA), the Center for Microelectrode Technology (CenMeT), the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center (MRISC), the Center for Advanced Translational Stroke Science (CATSS), and the Epilepsy Research Center (EpiC). For additional information on the faculty and their research interests go to our Faculty Research page.
We are also committed to providing outstanding training at the undergraduate, graduate, professional, and postdoctoral levels in neuroscience and human anatomy. Our educational program emphasizes laboratory research complemented by lectures for undergraduate, graduate and professional students in four colleges, including a broad range of research experiences for undergraduates. The Departmental Graduate Program is a PhD training program, and all graduate students receive a competitive research stipend and tuition support. We are intensely committed to Graduate training and offer several intensive Neuroscience courses and training programs. Further information on the graduate program is available at our education site. Postdoctoral fellowships are awarded through individual laboratories and interested candidates are encouraged to contact faculty members directly about opportunities in their research group.