Center for Neuroscience Research

Center for Neuroscience Research

The Tufts Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR) was established in 2003 with funding from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and generous support from Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center.

The primary goals of the CNR are to support neuroscience research efforts and to promote collaborative interactions among neuroscientists at Tufts University and its affiliated hospitals. The CNR is located within the Tufts University School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience; it provides core research services to Tufts neuroscientists and other investigators. CNR-supported core facilities offer services for biological imaging, nucleic acid quantification, real-time PCR (RT-PCR) and rodent behavioral testing. The operation of CNR core facilities is greatly aided by support from Tufts University School of Medicine. 

New CNR users should complete this form. For additional questions or inquiries, please contact Grant Weiss.

Research Cores

Genomics Core

The Genomics Core provides basic gene expression services for Tufts neuroscientists and other investigators. We provide the following instruments in Stearns 207 for nucleic acid and real-time PCR analyses.

Circuits and Behavior Core

The Circuits and Behavior Core aims to provide equipment, facilities, consultation, and technical expertise for carrying out behavioral experiments.

Imaging Core

The CNR supports the Tufts Imaging Facility (TIF), and the fluorescence microscopy facilities within the Tufts Department of Neuroscience. We provide neuroscientists and other investigators with imaging services.

Administrative Structure


Brian Lynch

Steering Committee

Chris Dulla, PhD 
Professor of Neuroscience

Philip Haydon, PhD 
Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience

Michele Jacob, PhD 
Professor of Neuroscience

Jamie Maguire, PhD 
Kenneth and JoAnn G Wellner Professor of Neuroscience

Klaus Miczek, PhD 
Moses Hunt Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Leon Reijmers, PhD 
Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Core Managers

Moritz Armbruster, PhD 
Imaging Core Manager

Grant Weiss, PhD 
Circuits and Behavior Core Manager