Research Facilities

Facilities and Environment

The Neuroscience Department faculty have laboratories, lab and seminar space on the fourth floor of the connected L and E buildings, and associated faculty are usually at most a few floors away. Departmental facilities include all the necessary space and equipment to perform studies ranging from the psychoacoustics of binaural hearing to the introduction of site-directed mutations using the polymerase chain reaction; from the molecular basis of retinal degeneration to the neurobiology of substance abuse; from the effects of loud noise on the physiology and anatomy of various stages in the auditory system to the biology of myelin production; from schizophrenia to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to spinal motor atrophy; from excitotoxins to multiple sclerosis; from second messengers to apoptosis; from computer models of cell biology to computer models of neural circuits; from embryonic development to geriatric neurology; and from fetal alcohol syndrome to purification of proteins for crystallographic studies.