Center for Systems Neuroscience

We are excited to announce the launch of a new Center that joins the BU portfolio of dedicated research missions, the BU Center for Systems Neuroscience (CSN). CSN will be an active hub that connects the select research interests of our faculty and students in this exciting area of neuroscience that spans our schools, colleges, and campuses. The Center is directed by Dr. Michael Hasselmo.



Dr. Hasselmo arrived at BU in 1998 from Harvard University. With more than 15,000 citations of his work, his research uses neurophysiological recording and computer modeling to link the dynamics of cortical circuits to memory-guided behavior – a field that addresses physiological effects relevant to Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and depression. Dr. Hasselmo is a member of numerous scientific journal editorial boards, including the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science.  He is the Computational Neuroscience editor at the journal Hippocampus and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Neuroscience, and in 2012 he published a new book on episodic memory. He is the chairman of the NIH Neurobiology of Learning and Memory study section (LAM). He is Principal Investigator on two NIH R01 grants and a $7.5 million Office of Naval Research Multi-disciplinary University Research Initiative Award. A former Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Hasselmo received his A.B. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Oxford University.

In addition to being an internationally recognized leader in systems neuroscience and an active member of the BU neuroscience community, Mike is a member of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and an outstanding mentor in the university wide Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN).

Please navigate to the Center for Systems Neuroscience  to access the new website!

A primary goal of the Center for Systems Neuroscience at Boston University is to foster collaborations by researchers from different departments, schools, colleges and campuses.  All researchers are invited to attend a new series of lunchtime talks at Boston University on Wednesdays at noon to facilitate discussion and collaborations associated with the new center. Seminars will include internal BU speakers and external speakers associated with an NSF EAGER grant that funds a new Initiative for Physics and Mathematics of Neural Systems (IPMNS) at Boston University to facilitate collaborations between physicists, mathematicians, engineers and neuroscientists.