Overview of Neuroscience at the University of Rochester
The Neuroscience Community at Rochester
Neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary and diverse science. This
is reflected by a large and broad group of investigators at the University
of Rochester that includes over 60 faculty members in ten different departments
from both the School of Medicine
and Dentistry and The College of Arts and Sciences.
Several graduate and undergraduate
degree programs exist on campus that are designed to meet the diverse
needs and interests of students engaged in the study of the nervous system.
The tight physical proximity of the medical and main campuses generates
a highly collaborative and interactive Neuroscience community, and provides
students with broad and flexible opportunities in their training.
The Neuroscience community binds together all those who share an interest
in understanding the structure and function of the nervous system and
its disorders. It encourages collaborative research among faculty and
students in its participating departments, promotes research seminars
and workshops, supports a local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience,
and through both formal and informal programs encourages students to engage
themselves in the study of the brain and its control of behavior.
The following departments are primarily involved:
Faculty from these and other departments are also drawn together through
centers and research groups that cross disciplines and departmental boundaries
in the Neurosciences:
on Aging & Developmental Biology
for Visual Science
International Center for Hearing and Speech Research
Program on Integrative Neuroscience
A wide range of state-of-the-art facilities are available to support
research activities across campus. These include transmission electron
microscopy integrated with image analysis capabilities, a variety of confocal
and fMRI imaging capabilities, facilities for transgenic animal generation
and for organ tissue culture, and advanced technologies to provide real
and virtual sensory and motor environments as well as robotics.