growing mouse neuronal stem cell

Image: Mark McClendon, Zaida Alvarez Pinto, Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; NIH Image Gallery, CC4.0

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 and is home to the Neuroscience PhD program.  The department hosts the Tufts Neuroscience Seminar Series and a student/postdoc presentation series during the academic year and sponsors and annual Neuroscience Retreat.

Research Cores

In addition to educational and research activities, faculty of the department supervise 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.

Diversity, Equity and 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.

Learn more about DEI in Neuro.

New Faculty Position in Our Department

Our department is recruiting a tenure-track faculty at the Assistant Professor level. We are interested in enhancing our core strengths and research focus on epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, neuro-inflammation, neuron-glial interactions and human iPSC-derived cellular models. Learn more about the available faculty position.

Learn more about the available faculty position.