CNUP: Center for Neuroscience


Message From Co-Directors

We’re the co-directors of the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP), which oversees all neuroscience-related activities on the Pitt campus. CNUP is a multidisciplinary center with members whose primary appointments are in 16 different departments. Their research interests span the breadth of neuroscience, and a number of concentration areas involve diverse groups of scientists. CNUP has a sense of community highlighted by interactive and collaborative aspects in many of our research programs.

One of the major responsibilities of CNUP is to oversee doctoral training in neuroscience at Pitt, and we are very proud of our 98 training faculty and 78 pre-doctoral students. Last year we graduated thirteen students, and each of these graduates has gone on to outstanding post-doctoral research positions in academia or industry. Our program is supported in part by a large pre-doctoral training grant from the National Institutes of Health and was one of eight nationwide participating in the Carnegie Foundation’s Initiative on the Doctorate to explore the meaning of graduate education in neuroscience.



Peter L. Strick

School of Medicine

Alan F. Sved

School of Arts and Sciences