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Neuroscience (NEUS) Program Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience Research

The Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience group includes faculty from diverse fields whose fundamental goal is to understand the biological basis of behavior. Faculty members in this multidisciplinary group share common interests in the neurobiology of monoamine systems, peptide transmitters and psychostimulant drug actions. Ongoing research projects employ an array of sophisticated neurochemical, electrophysiological, neuroanatomical and behavioral assays, as well as computer modeling, to investigate primary mechanisms of normal brain function and their application to neurological, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.

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Areas of Interest

Techniques Employed

  • Ingestive behavior
  • Substance abuse
  • Regulation of executive function
  • Learning and memory
  • Psychostimulant drugs and ADHD
  • Stress, anxiety and PTSD
  • Sleep and arousal
  • Locomotion and neural networks
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Whole-cell patch clamp
  • Multi-electrode, single-unit recording
  • Sleep electrophysiology
  • Fast-scan cyclic voltammetry
  • Molecular profiling
  • Quantitative real-time PCR
  • Behavioral assays
  • Tract-tracing and immunohistochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Optogenetics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Disease and injury models

There is a strong ongoing collaboration among various investigators in the College of Medicine and other schools and colleges at Drexel.

Neurobiology and Anatomy Faculty

Pharmacology and Physiology Faculty

Microbiology and Immunology Faculty

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