The Neuroscience Mission of BU resonates with a shared belief that major discoveries will come from innovative thinking that is the outgrowth of an interdisciplinary community of faculty and students.
The broad range of neuroscience research at BU is coordinated through a unified community of investigators from multiple research units of our Charles River and MED campuses. Centers bridge the efforts of individual laboratories and their leaders via scientific retreats, innovative workshops, and collaborative research grants that stimulate new scientific partnerships and a vibrant community of scholars with university wide affiliations.
In addition to their training efforts for department based programs that have a rich history at BU, neuroscience faculty also support two major University-wide training programs: Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience and Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN). The goal of these programs is to allow students to move freely between departments, schools, and colleges. The GPN community is enriched by students coming from a variety of undergraduate majors including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and psychology.
Together we face the challenge of unraveling the mysteries of brain function and harnessing them to understand how we interpret the world around us, how we evolved and continue to evolve, and how through our discoveries we can repair or prevent the loss of brain processes that are critical to the quality of our existence.