Department of Neuroscience

Faculty in the The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience focus on many areas of research including: cellular and molecular neuroscience; developmental neuroscience; neural circuits, ensembles and connectomes; systems, cognitive and computational neuroscience; and neurobiology of disease. Many faculty have joint appointments in other departments. Specific research topics include the mechanisms of learning and memory, neurotransmitters and growth factors, the visual system, synaptic plasticity, circuits underlying behavior, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, neural stem cells, vestibular system function, motor control, and neuronal death, survival and regeneration and pain. Faculty participate in the Neuroscience and Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology training programs.


Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.

  • Director, Department of Neuroscience
  • Co-Director, Brain Science Institute
  • Professor of Neuroscience
  • Joint Appointment in Biological Chemistry
  • Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences