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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 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.

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.

Contact Us

Additional information about our department can be obtained by contacting us.

Ariana McSweeney
Arnold Building, Room 209
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-636-3857
Fax: 617-636-2413

Shelley Antonio
Arnold Building, Room 202
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-636-3796
Fax: 617-636-2413