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Cornell University Weill Graduate School Of Medical Sciences
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Development and function of the nervous system is a unifying theme of the Neuroscience program at Weill Cornell Graduate School (WCGS). Students interact closely with faculty studying the nervous system from a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including molecular genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, and computational and systems neuroscience. They work at the molecular, cellular, and organism systems, ranging from insects to rodents to human and non-human primates.
Focus areas in the program include: neural disease, synaptic transmission, developmental neurobiology and regeneration, vision, computational and systems neuroscience, and neuropharmacology.
The research interests of the program cover the entire range of neuroscience, including the regulation of neural development, neuronal plasticity, control of neurotransmitter synthesis and release, learning, the response of neurons and neural tissue to injury, the regulation of gene expression, endocrine function, circuit development, vision and other sensory systems, information processing, and behavior.