An interdisciplinary group of faculty from several departments conduct cellular and molecular research to understand the development and function of the nervous system. Projects range from basic science investigations of development, function, and maintenance of synapses to translational projects focused on neurodegenerative disease and aging. The Center for Neurobiology of Cells and Circuits includes faculty that produce vital knowledge to advance the understanding and treatment of autism, epilepsy, chronic pain, psychiatric illness, migraine, addiction, and neurodegeneration including Alzheimer's and ALS.
Neuroscience research at Brown spans a wide range of research specialties, including Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Neural Circuits, Sensation and Perception, Cognition and Behavior, Computation in Brain and Mind, and Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology. Each builds on Brown's national and international reputation, and brings together faculty from many departments at Brown. Students in the Neuroscience Graduate Program frequently conduct research that spans several of these areas.