ION Research Interest Groups

The developmental biology program combines research activities centered in the Institute of Neuroscience with those in the Institute of Molecular Biology and the Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

The Cellular Neuroscience faculty study how the properties of individual neurons and the synaptic interactions between neurons contribute to neural computations that ultimately generate animal behavior. 

The Systems Neuroscience faculty share an interest in the mechanisms by which collections of excitable cells produce behavior and perception.

This highly collaborative research group aims to understand how the collective activity of large networks of neurons leads to the emergence of cognitive function and behavior, how information processing in the brain arises through learning and plasticity, and how it is modulated by context and behavioral states. 

Research across a broad range of topics and levels of analysis including animal and human genetic studies, studies of action, attention, memory and neuroplasticitly.