The Center for Systems Neuroscience is interdisciplinary. Affiliated faculty come from many academic department at Boston University.
Anatomy & Neurobiology
Anatomy & Neurobiology is a highly collaborative department in which cutting-edge research methods are used to characterize the structure and function of the cerebral cortex in health and disease across the lifespan.
The Biochemistry department uses the latest technologies and experimental systems to address the molecular, cellular, and genetic mechanisms of biological processes, including many that relate to human disease.
Biology at Boston University is a highly integrative department, with faculty teaching and conducting research in the broad range of fields of contemporary life sciences. The department spans the full spectrum of biological sciences, ranging from cell and molecular biology to ecology and conservation biology, giving unusual strength in integrative research that addresses questions across multiple levels of biological complexity.
BU’s Biomedical Engineering Department is among the largest of its kind in the US and is home to award-winning faculty, exceptional students, and numerous research centers and laboratories engaged in an array of interdisciplinary biomedical activities.
Boston University’s Computer Science Department prepares undergraduates and graduate students for careers in research and industry. Researchers in computer science at BU contribute to subfields such as algorithms & theory, data mining & data management, machine learning, networks, security, software design & implementation, systems, and vision & graphics.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Boston University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) is ranked among the top 20 private engineering schools. The department is built on renowned faculty, groundbreaking interdisciplinary research, and a shared determination to prepare students for success in competitive fields with skills to solve societal challenges.
The department of Health Sciences at Sargent College is large, with the broadest range of programs and career possibilities. Their programs offer students the courses they need for medical school, as well as the foundations of scientific careers including nutrition, neuroscience, and public health.
Mathematics & Statistics
The Boston University Mathematics & Statistics Department has accomplished research groups in many areas of mathematics and statistics, including dynamical systems and its applications, geometry/topology, number theory, probability and statistics, as well as specialized centers such as the Center for BioDynamics and the Statistics & Consulting Unit.
The Dynamics, Robotics, Systems, and Control group, part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, develops technologies for the design, analysis, and control of complex systems in a variety of application areas including dynamics, systems, & control, robotics, and automation.
The Department of Neurology is committed to the integration of a new understanding of the neurobiology of disease into the clinical practice of neurology and the training of neurological physicians, in order to provide better health care for patients with neurological diseases.
The Department of Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center is a full- service clinical and academic program that provides advanced treatment for patients with a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders of the brain, nerves, spine and spinal cord.
The Boston University Department of Occupational Therapy explores biological and psychological processes that influence people’s daily activities in order to develop strategies and treatments to improve the lives of patients.
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
The training faculty of the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics have diverse research interests and apply a wide-range of technologies in their BU laboratories. Primary faculty in the department share interests in neuroscience while additional faculty from across the university come together to provide training in such areas as cancer and cardiovascular biology, bioinformatics, data analysis and computational modeling, chemistry, genetic epidemiology, structural biology, tissue engineering, NMR and x-ray crystallography.
The Biological Physics research group at Boston University contributes to an interdisciplinary field involving the application of the principles and techniques of experimental physics, biochemistry, and molecular biology to understand how biomolecules function and to characterize, manipulate, and modify living systems. Well-qualified graduate students are eligible for full support and training through an NIH-sponsored Molecular Biophysics Training Program.
The faculty, clinicians and staff of the Boston Medical Center Department of Psychiatry are deeply committed to providing excellent care to the diverse populations served by Boston Medical Center, the Boston Veterans Administration Health System and their Community Health Center partners. The department is also committed to training students, interns, residents and fellows that help people from anywhere in the world. They provide addiction treatment, emergency psychiatric services, child and adolescent services, adult services, and global and local research programs. Their programs focus on mitigating the social determinants of health and providing culturally sensitive care, training and research.
Psychological & Brain Sciences
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (PBS) has faculty who are engaged in teaching and researching a broad range of topics focused on enhancing the understanding of mind, brain and behavior. PBS offers undergraduate, Master’s and PhD degrees in Psychology that are organized around three programmatic areas: (1) Brain, Behavior & Cognition, (2) Clinical Psychology, and (3) Developmental Science.
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
Part of the Sargent College for Health Sciences, Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Boston University contributes to speech and hearing neuroscience.