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Studying neuron polarity with microfluidic chambers (Pamela Yao, NIA)
Probing thermosensation with tarantula toxins (Kenton Swartz, NINDS)
Genetically targeting CA2 in hippocampus (Serena Dudek, NIEHS)
A neural substrate for color preference in the fly (Chi-Hon Lee, NICHD)

About Neuroscience @ NIH

The NIH is home to one of the largest neuroscience research centers in the world. Over 150 laboratories, originating from eleven different Institutes, conduct research in the basic, translational, and clinical neurosciences. Through scientific collaboration, Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Programs, jointly sponsored Seminar Series and Special Interest Groups, scientists at NIH contribute to a vital and growing neuroscience research community. This website represents an inter-institute effort to convey, on an NIH wide basis, the research being conducted in the neurosciences. The specific areas of neuroscience research represented within this site range over a broad spectrum within the biological sciences including biophysics, molecular and cellular neurobiology, synapses and circuits, neuronal development, integrative neuroscience, brain imaging and both neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Feature Faculty

Juan Bonifacino, Ph.D.

NIH Distinguished Investigator, NICHD

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Upcoming Events

NIH Neuroscience Series

  • Robert Whitney Newcomb Lecture: Optogenetic Analysis of Neural Circuits and Behavior in Zebrafish broadcast

    Speaker: Herwig Baier, Ph.D.
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Noon-1:00 pm
    Location: Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater
    Host: Dr. Harold Burgess
  • Cross-modal Plasticity of Cortical Circuits broadcast

    Speaker: Hey-Kyoung Lee, Ph.D.
    Monday, November 27, 2017
    Noon-1:00 pm
    Location: Building 35A, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Rm 620
    Host: Dr. Mark Histed
  • Light Sleep broadcast

    Speaker: Gero Miesenböck , Ph.D.
    Monday, December 04, 2017
    Noon-1:00 pm
    Location: Building 35A, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Rm 620
    Host: Dr. Mark Stopfer