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Department of Biological Sciences
1W14 Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

Phone: (518) 276-6446
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Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system and the ways in which these systems process information.  This field is diverse and interdisciplinary and uses approaches ranging from those of biochemistry and biophysics to those of molecular and cellular biology to those of organismal and systems biology. Work in this field seeks to understand how the nervous system develops and functions normally and what goes wrong in neurological disorders.

Neuroscience at Rensselaer

Neuroscience research at Rensselaer utilizes several model systems including zebrafish, C. elegans, transgenic mice and cultured neurons to address key questions in neuronal development, neuronal functioning and neurological disease pathogenesis.

Faculty Researchers

Biology

Lee Ligon

Chunyu Wang

Biomedical Engineering

Deanna Thompson

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