CNUP: Center for Neuroscience


Our training laboratories are supported by grants from the federal government and private agencies. Each faculty member operates and maintains a research laboratory containing state-of-the-art equipment for anatomical, behavioral, biochemical, computational, imaging, molecular, pharmacological, and physiological studies of the nervous system and its functions.

Students also have direct access to advanced technologies that enable the production of transgenic and gene knockout mice, gene microarrays, viral vector production, analysis of complex animal behavior, confocal and electron microscopy, recombinant protein production, and protein purification.

The University of Pittsburgh is extremely supportive of neuroscience research and CNUP in particular. Pitt maintains a large central computer facility that is available to all members of the research community via widely distributed terminals. Several biomedical libraries are located on campus.

The two newest buildings on campus are particularly exciting because they've added considerable new space and resources for neuroscience research and training. The Biomedical Science Tower 3 is part of the School of Medicine, while the Life Sciences Annex is part of the School of Arts and Sciences.