Boston University boasts one of the nation’s largest clusters of scientists in systems neuroscience, which examines brain function at the cellular, molecular, and cognitive levels. We’re also pioneers in the field of biological design, which seeks to build new biological systems with the tools and techniques of engineering. These disciplines, in our view, represent the most vital research priorities of the 21st century. Now, our leading centers in these fields will be housed together in the same dynamic facility, cross-pollinating the research environment and planting the seeds of progress.
Center for Systems Neuroscience
BU is at the forefront of research in systems neuroscience, with investigators studying how the neurons in brain circuits work together to code information and guide behavior.
Biological Design Center
To unlock the next breakthrough, the BDC is breaking down barriers in science and engineering through genomic technology, 3-D printing, and robotics.