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The faculty of the Department of Neuroscience have research programs in many areas of cellular and molecular neuroscience with emphasis on synapse neurobiology and the use of neurogenetics approaches. Faculty research interests are relevant for understanding neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, autism-spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, epilepsy and insomnias. An interactive group of departmental faculty is interested in neuron-glia interactions as related to neurological disease. 

The Department of Neuroscience coordinates neuroscience educational and research programs within the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Our faculty participate in the Synapse Neurobiology Graduate Training Program that is directed by Michele Jacob, PhD. The department hosts the Tufts Neuroscience Seminar Series and a student/postdoc presentation series during the academic year.

In addition to educational and research activities, faculty of the department supervise activities of the Tufts Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR), a center funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS). The CNR supports four core research facilities located within departmental space, that provide services to all research labs of the medical school and its affiliated hospitals.

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Center for Neuroscience Research

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The CNR provides state-of-the-art approaches to contemporary problems in neuroscience.

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Neuroscience PhD Program

Guests take a tour of the Neuroscience facilities in the Tufts University School of Medicine's Biomedical Research and Public Health Building.

Our department is home to the Neuroscience PhD Program of the Sackler School.