Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Neuroscience

Over 50 faculty in our program work in the field of cellular, molecular and developmental neurobiology. Areas of interest include mechanisms of signal transduction by neuromediators, basic mechanisms of neurotransmitter release, synaptic transmission and vesicle trafficking, structure-function of ion channels, calcium signaling, synaptic plasticity, neuronal modeling, molecular substrates of drug addiction, schizophrenia and neurodegenerative diseases as well as mechanisms that regulate social behaviors. Developmental studies of the spinal cord, the mammalian auditory organ and the enteric nervous systems are additional strengths of this program.

Faculty with interests in Cellular Molecular Developmental Neuroscience: