Welcome From Department Chair Dr. Lin Mei

Image of Lin Mei in black suit and leaning on a light wood railing in a open office setting with large windows and a large white pillar in the background

Welcome to the Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. Founded by Story Landis in 1989, the department expanded under the leadership of subsequent chairs Lynn Landmesser and Evan Deneris. Using molecular, cellular, system and behavioral approaches, we investigate nervous system development and function in health and disease, as well as the mechanisms underlying responses to injury and regeneration. We offer outstanding training opportunities for undergraduates, graduate and medical students, and postdoctoral fellows. The department is currently in a growth phase and is actively recruiting faculty members.

 The Neurosciences Department at CWRU is part of a vibrant neuroscience community which includes more than four hundred neuroscientists at CWRU, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, Kent State University, and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Based in our department, the recently established Cleveland Brain Health Initiative (CBHI) orchestrates interaction and collaboration among faculty across these institutions to solve pressing problems that affect brain health.

In addition to being a hub of biomedical research, Cleveland is a great place to live, and abounds with cultural and recreational opportunities. CWRU is within walking distance of attractive and affordable residential communities where many students and faculty live. The campus is located in Cleveland’s dynamic University Circle area, along with the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, and Severance Hall, home to the renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Beyond University Circle, the Greater Cleveland Area offers many destinations, including Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Metroparks, Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

 I hope that you enjoy visiting our websites. Please feel free to reach out to us by email or telephone for additional information. We look forward to hearing from you.


Lin Mei    M.D., Ph.D