Uncovering the Secrets of the Brain

Rios lab discovers pathway connected to hunger and overeating.

Learn more about Dr. Rios' research.

Uncovering the Secrets of the Brain

Rios lab discovers pathway connected to hunger and overeating.

Learn more about Dr. Rios' research.

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The Jacob lab is probing CTNNB1 syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting mobility and learning

Read more about Dr. Jacob's work.


The Maguire lab is stuyding how emotions, anxiety and fear are controlled.

Learn more about Dr. Maguire's work.

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The Dulla lab is probing how astorcytres interact with neurons and discovering new functions.

Read more about Dr. Dulla's work.

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Fostering Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion are societal and scientific imperatives. The Department of Neuroscience is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and we are continually working to foster and maintain an infrastructure which supports all members of our community.

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Meet Our People

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Yongie Yang, Professor

Dr. Yang's group focuses on neuron to (astro)glial signaling in postnatal development and pathological conditions.

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Reyna Gariepy

Reyna is a PhD student in the Neuroscience program. Her thesis work in Chris Dulla's lab focuses on traumatic brain injury.

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Alice Meng

Alice is a postdoctoral scholar in the Rios lab where she studies the effects of BDNF on energy homeostasis.

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Madison Pelletier

Madison is a Research Technician in the Bygrave lab where she works on synaptic proteins in inhibitory interneurons.

Committed to Training Future Neuroscientists

The Department of Neuroscience coordinates neuroscience educational and research programs. Training postdoctoral fellows and graduate students is central to what we do.

Our department is the administrative home of the Neuroscience PhD program

Our faculty also participate in the graduate programs in Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Pharmacology & Drug Development.

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Neuro Events

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The department hosts the Tufts Neuroscience Seminar Series and a student/postdoc presentation series during the academic year.

We also sponsor an annual Neuroscience Retreat.

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CNR Core Facilities

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Our faculty supervise the activities of the Tufts Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR). The CNR supports 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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