CNUP: Center for Neuroscience


Research Themes

CNUP research interests span the full breadth of neuroscience and fall within the following thematic areas:

Research Areas of Concentration

One of the center’s defining characteristics is the strong interaction among its members. Many CNUP scientists work on interdisciplinary projects that span two or more thematic areas and often entail formal or informal collaboration among center members.

Our unique blend of faculty promotes frequent and sometimes unusual opportunities for research collaborations within many disciplines and enables the same problem to be viewed from multiple perspectives. Concentration areas involving groups of CNUP scientists include:

  • Auditory System
  • Autonomic Regulation, Viscerosensation and Neuroendocrinology
  • Axonal Guidance and Synaptogenesis
  • Balance and Vestibular Function
  • Central Control of Movement
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Cortical Circuits
  • Drug abuse and Addictive Behavior
  • Genesis, Survival and Differentiation of Neurons
  • Learning and Memory
  • Neurodegeneration and Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neurotransmitter Receptors, Ion channels and Membrane Transporters
  • Neurotransmitter Release and Signal Transduction
  • Pain and Pain Mechanisms
  • Plasticity of Circuits and Synapses
  • Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders
  • Stress and Stress-related Disorders
  • Visual system