WVU Center for Neuroscience

The Center for Neuroscience (CN) mission is to advance knowledge in basic and translational neuroscience through team-based interdisciplinary research.

The CN functions to integrate all neuroscience research activities across a collaborative enterprise of 40 laboratories throughout the WVU campus. Our faculty members are highly interactive and participate with trainees in regular scientific and social events where we explore recent breakthroughs and discuss the major topics in neuroscience research.

Institute for Translational Neuroscience

The University of Minnesta’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN) grew out of the Presidential Initiative on Brain Function across the Lifespan.

The Institute is not a brick and mortar entity but an umbrella organization. The Institute’s main goal has been to retain and recruit neuroscience researchers who exemplify the institute’s mission to make discoveries through team work. The Institute’s second goal is to foster and encourage collaboration amongst the scholars, researchers and centers.


The Program in Neuroscience draws together neuroscientists from across Harvard. The physical home base of the program is located at the Longwood Campus of Harvard Medical School, in the Department of Neurobiology.

Research sites include the Longwood Medical Area, Cambridge Campus, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the McLean Hospital. The Center for Brain Science unites many neuroscience labs and houses the newly established Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience.

John Hopkins Neuroscience

John Hopkins has two primary centers for neuroscience research: The Solomon Snyder Department of Neuroscience in the School of Medicine and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Current research ranges from investigating the development of the nervous system, synaptic plasticity and the molecular and cellular mechanisms of learning and memory to the neural basis of higher brain function such as perception and decision-making.

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) was created as a cross-school, campus-wide, interdisciplinary Institute with a commitment to building an interactive community of brain science research and scholarship.

DIBS encourages innovation and collaborations that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines, bringing together a diverse community of academics from the biomedical sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, humanities, law, business, public policy, mathematics, computer science and engineering.

Caltech Neuroscience

Several Caltech laboratories are applying basic science findings to animal models of brain disorders, and these translational approaches are opening up novel therapeutic avenues.

Caltech Neuroscience research spans a wide range: from the molecular function of receptors; through signaling organelles like the synapse; the structure and function of single neurons; the assembly and function of circuits of nerve cells; and the collective function of brain systems in controlling behavior, perception, memory, cognition, and emotion.

MIT Neuroscience

MIT has numerous academic and research programs related to neuroscience. Key institutions include the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Department of Biological Engineering, and the MIT Media Lab.

Important neuroscience related centers include: Center for Neurobiological Engineering (CNBE); McGovern Institute Neurotechnology (MINT) program; Simons Center for the Social Brain (SCSB); Synthetic Biology Center;Picower Center for Learning and Memory; and the Martinos Imaging Center at MIT.

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) at UC Berkeley is an active, collaborative research community that investigates fundamental questions about how the brain functions.

Using approaches from many disciplines (including biophysics, chemistry, cognitive science, computer science, genetics, mathematics, molecular and cell biology, physics, and physiology), HWNI seeks to understand how the brain generates behavior and cognition, and to better understand, diagnose and treat neurological disorders.

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