Neuroscience Research Areas

As we gain more knowledge about the central nervous system, neuroscience grows as an interdisciplinary field of study. Accordingly, researchers affiliated with the neuroscience center at UM come from a various departments on campus including Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences. This diverse group of researchers provide students with considerable options in terms of the faculty they work with and the novel approaches they can learn to better understand how the CNS functions. While research within the neuroscience graduate program touches upon a wide range of disciplines, there is an especially strong emphasis at the neurochemical, protein, and cellular levels, particularly as related to investigating mechanisms of neuronal communication and how alterations in these processes contribute to CNS disease and injury.