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.

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Faculty Administrative Positions

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Barnea, GiladNIH Graduate Partnership Program (NIH GPP) Director

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Berson, David MChair of Neuroscience

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Hart, Anne CVice Chair of Neuroscience

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Hart, Anne CGraduate Program Director for the Neuroscience Graduate Program

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Sheinberg, DavidDirector of Neuroscience

Faculty Positions

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Aizenman, CarlosProfessor of Neuroscience

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Asaad, WaelAssociate Professor of Neuroscience

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Baker, KeeleyResearch Associate in Neuroscience

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Barnea, GiladSidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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

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Bienenstock, Lucien J EAssociate Professor of Neuroscience

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Caldwell, BlakePostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Connors, Barry WilliamL. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Neuroscience

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D'Silva, NataliePostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Davenport, R JohnAdjunct Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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Desrochers, Theresa MRosenberg Family Assistant Professor of Brain Science

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Donoghue, John PHenry Merritt Wriston Professor of Neuroscience

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Fallon, Justin RProfessor of Medical Science

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Fleischmann, AlexanderProvost's Associate Professor of Brain Science

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Gore, Sayali VPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Hamid, Arif APostdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience

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Hart, Anne CProfessor of Neuroscience

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Heelan, Christopher DSenior Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Hernandez, JohnPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Hynes, JacquelineInvestigator in Neuroscience

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Jaworski, AlexanderJune G. Zimmerman Assistant Professor of Brain Science

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Jones, Stephanie RAssociate Professor of Neuroscience

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Kaun, KarlaAssociate Professor of Neuroscience

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Kohl, CarmenPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Koksharov, MikhailResearch Associate in Neuroscience

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Lee, ShaneResearch Associate in Neuroscience

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Linden, MonicaSenior Lecturer in Neuroscience

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Lipscombe, DianeThomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Science, Professor of Neuroscience

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Lopez Soto, Eduardo JavierResearch Associate in Neuroscience

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Martinez Garcia, RosaPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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

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McIlwain, James TProfessor Emeritus of Neuroscience

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McKim, Theresa HPostdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience

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Miller, Ryan LloydPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Ming, ChenPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Moore, Christopher IProfessor of Neuroscience

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Morrow, Eric MAssociate Professor of Neuroscience

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Murphy, Jeremy WPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Nassar, MattAssistant Professor of Neuroscience

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O'Connor-Giles, KateProvost's Associate Professor of Brain Science

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

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Patrick, Robert LAssociate Professor of Medical Science

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Ritt, JasonAssistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

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Saab, CarlProfessor of Neuroscience (Research)

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Sanes, JeromeProfessor of Neuroscience

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Sheinberg, DavidProfessor of Neuroscience

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Simmons, James AProfessor of Biology

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Sorkac, AltarPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Stein, John JSenior Lecturer in Neuroscience

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Stevens, TanyaInvestigator in Neuroscience

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Temereanca Ibanescu, SimonaAssistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

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Thakur, RajanPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Thompson, Adrian CPostdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

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Truccolo, WilsonPablo J. Salame Goldman Sachs Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience

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

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Walsh, Edward GAssistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

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Worden, Michael SAssistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

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Xu, WeifengAssistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)