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

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

Berson, David M, Chair of Neuroscience

Hart, Anne C, Vice Chair of Neuroscience

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

Faculty Positions

Aizenman, Carlos, Professor of Neuroscience

Asaad, Wael, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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

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

Bienenstock, Lucien J E, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Connors, Barry William, L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Medical Science

Cruikshank, Scott J, Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Davenport, R. John, Adjunct Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Desrochers, Theresa M, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Donoghue, John P, Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Neuroscience

Fallon, Justin R, Professor of Medical Science

Fleischmann, Alexander, Endowed Professorship in Brain Science, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Hart, Anne C, Professor of Neuroscience

Jaworski, Alexander, June G. Zimmerman Assistant Professor of Brain Science, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Jones, Stephanie R, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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

Lee, Shane, Research Associate in Neuroscience

Linden, Monica, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

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

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

McIlwain, James T, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience

Moore, Christopher I, Professor of Neuroscience

Morrow, Eric M, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Nassar, Matt, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

O'Connor-Giles, Kate, Endowed Professor in Brain Science II, Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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

Patrick, Robert L, Associate Professor of Medical Science

Saab, Carl, Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Sanes, Jerome, Professor of Neuroscience

Scaplen, Kristin M, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

Sheinberg, David, Professor of Neuroscience

Simmons, James A, Professor of Biology

Stein, John J, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

Stevens, Tanya, Investigator in Neuroscience

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

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

Walsh, Edward G, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)

Worden, Michael S, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Research)