The Neuroscience Mission of BU resonates with a shared belief that major discoveries will come from innovative thinking and 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 groups 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 Neuroscience community is enriched by students coming from a variety of undergraduate majors including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, and psychology.