Neuroscience

The mission of the Department of Neuroscience is to do excellent teaching and research on the basic functions and diseases of the nervous system. Areas of interest include neural plasticity, information processing, and neuronal and synaptic functions, particularly as they relate to development, sensory perception, motor behavior, and cognition. The twenty campus-based Neuroscience faculty train undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and medical students in molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, cognitive, and theoretical neuroscience. There are currently 56 doctoral students in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the innovative Brown-NIH Graduate Program Partnership, and 122 undergraduate students are enrolled in the neuroscience concentration. Members of the Department also participate in the MRI Research Facility, the Center for Vision Research, and several NIH and NIMH training grants for graduate and postdoctoral fellows studying neuroscience and vision sciences. The Department is also a major contributor to Brown's Institute for Brain Science, a multidisciplinary consortium of about ninety faculty from eleven departments that promotes collaborative theoretical and experimental studies of the brain.

Faculty Administrative Positions

Barnea, Gilad, NIH Graduate Partnership Program (NIH GPP) Director

Berson, David, Chair of Neuroscience

Hart, Anne, Graduate Program Director for the Neuroscience Graduate Program

Faculty Positions

Aizenman, Carlos, Professor of Neuroscience

Asaad, Wael, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Barnea, Gilad, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Bedard, Patrick, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Berson, David, Professor of Medical Science

Berson, David, Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Bienenstock, Lucien, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Bienenstock, Lucien, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics

Connors, Barry, Professor of Medical Science

Connors, Barry, L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Neuroscience

Cruikshank, Scott, Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Desrochers, Theresa, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Donoghue, John, Professor of Neuroscience

Donoghue, John, Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of Neuroscience

Fallon, Justin, Professor of Medical Science

Fleischmann, Alexander, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Furie, Karen, Samuel I. Kennison, M.D., and Bertha S. Kennison Professor of Clinical Neuroscience

Hart, Anne, Professor of Neuroscience

Jaworski, Alexander, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Jones, Stephanie, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Kauer, Julie, Professor of Neuroscience

Kaun, Karla, Robert and Nancy Carney Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Kaun, Karla, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Lee, Shane, Research Associate in Neuroscience

Linden, Monica, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

Lipscombe, Diane, Professor of Neuroscience

Lipscombe, Diane, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Science

McIlwain, James, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience

McIlwain, James, Sidney A. and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Moore, Christopher, Professor of Neuroscience

Neymotin, Samuel, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Paradiso, Michael, Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Paradiso, Michael, Professor of Neuroscience

Patrick, Robert, Associate Professor of Medical Science

Saab, Carl, Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Sanes, Jerome, Professor of Neuroscience

Scaplen, Kristin, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

Sheinberg, David, Professor of Neuroscience

Simmons, James, Professor of Biology

Stein, John, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

Stevens, Tanya, Investigator in Neuroscience

Truccolo, Wilson, Pablo J. Salame '88 Goldman Sachs Assistant Professor of Computational Neuroscience

Truccolo, Wilson, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Vargas-Irwin, Carlos, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Walsh, Edward, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Worden, Michael, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)