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Neuroscience (NEUS) Areas of Research

The program introduces students to the broad study of neuroscience through a well-rounded curriculum and extensive collaboration across five general areas of investigation.

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

Our collaborative research employs contemporary advances in stem cell transplantation, gene therapy, pain and motor control, rehabilitation, pharmacology, and neuromodulation to investigate basic spinal cord and brain function, spinal cord and brain injury processes, and develop strategies for treating spinal cord and brain injuries. Learn more.

Neurodegenerative and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Our research uses cutting-edge imaging, molecular biology, stem-cell-based organoids, and animal model techniques to study neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Autism and Neuro-AIDS, among others. Learn more.

Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience

The fundamental goal of our research is to understand the biological basis of behavior. We employ cutting-edge neuroscience techniques to interrogate the neurobiological mechanisms of normal behavior and psychiatric disorders. Learn more.


Our highly interdisciplinary research is focused on advancing neurophysiological application of novel technologies, quantitative, and computational techniques in the area of motor function, robotics, respiration, and brain machine interfaces. Learn more.

Computational Neuroscience

Our multidisciplinary research bridges sophisticated experimental and computational strategies to interrogate the neuronal processes underlying normal and aberrant circuit function and ultimately behavior. Learn more.

An image of DRG Neurons from the neuroscience program at Drexel University College of Medicine.