Understanding behavior at all levels of function, from systems to cells, is one of the great challenges of modern biology. At Princeton University, faculty with research interests in neuroscience can be found in many departments, including Applied Math, Chemistry, Engineering, Molecular Biology, Physics, Philosophy and Psychology. This diversity mirrors the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary neuroscience research and provides a rich set of opportunities for research and training in neuroscience. This web site provides information about the shared and individual interests of neuroscience faculty at Princeton, the opportunities available for training at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and neuroscience-related activities on campus.
- PNI Co-Director David W. Tank wins the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical ScienceIn 1971, the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research was established at Brandeis University as an expression of the conviction that educational institutions have an important role to play in the encouragement and development of basic science as it applies to medicine.
- After three and a half years, construction is nearly complete on the two linked buildings for the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) and Peretsman-Scully Hall, the new home of the psychology department, with move-in to be completed in January.
- Michael Yartsev, PNI Starr Fellow, wins two prestigious prizes: SFN's 2013 Lindsley Prize, and Science Magazine's 2013 Eppendorf prizeDr. Michael Yartsev, a PNI Starr Postdoctoral Fellow in the Brody lab, has recently been awarded two prizes, SFN's 2013 Donald B. Lindley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience, and Science Magazine's 2013 Eppendorf Prize in Neurobiology.
- Shingles symptoms may be caused by neuronal short circuit (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)The pain and itching associated with shingles and herpes may be due to the virus causing a “short circuit” in the nerve cells that reach the skin, Princeton researchers have found.
- PNI graduate students awarded prestigious 3-year Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research FellowshipsPNI graduate students Ann Duan and Yao Lu have both been awarded prestigious 3-year Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowships. Congratulations Ann and Yao!
- What is consciousness and how can a brain, a mere collection of neurons, create it? Michael Graziano, on the neuroscience faculty at Princeton University, is developing a theoretical and experimental approach to these questions.
- Princeton University researchers have created “souped up” versions of the calcium-sensitive proteins that for the past decade or so have given scientists an unparalleled view and understanding of brain-cell communication.
- Dec 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m.107 Schultz
- Feb 5, 2014, 12:00 p.m.003 Lewis Thomas Lab
- Mar 12, 2014, 12:00 p.m.003 Lewis Thomas Lab