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Neurosciences Department

Neuroscientists at CWRU are using state-of-the-art techniques and instrumentation to study diverse aspects of nervous system function, including neural circuitry and plasticity, development and regeneration, and cellular and molecular neurobiology. Techniques used include electrical recording and imaging to study the behavior of neurons from ion channels to how they function in awake, behaving subjects; molecular genetic approaches to discover the roles of specific genes in circuit formation, synaptic function, and in neurological disorders; and anatomical, biochemical, computational, and behavioral methods to understand the normal nervous system and how it is affected by disease and injury.

CWRU Neuroscience faculty and staff are leading experts in the following areas:

  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Systems and Cognitive Neurosciences
  • Sensory Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Applied Neuroscience