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One of the hallmarks of the Department of Neuroscience is the level of interaction and collaboration between laboratories and laboratories in other departments.

RICHARD HUGANIR, PhD, Director

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  • Our laboratory studies phototransduction and olfactory transduction. King-Wai Yau PhD Professor of Neuroscience
  • We are studying how the microRNA system regulates neuronal signaling and plasticity. Jay Baraban MD, PhD Professor of Neuroscience
  • We investigate how the hippocampus provides the contextual framework for episodic memories. James Knierim PhD Professor of Neuroscience
    Co-Director of the Neuroscience Training Program
  • My lab studies the molecular, synaptic, and circuit mechanisms of social behaviors, autism, schizophrenia, and addiction. Gul Dolen MD, PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Brain Science Institute, Wendy Klag Center
  • Christopher Fetsch PhD Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
  • We want to understand our learning and cognition by cells and synapses. Hyungbae Kwon PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience
  • My lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain, itch, and inflammation. Xinzhong Dong PhD Professor of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Dermatology
  • Our lab studies neural circuits underlying natural and drug reward. Patricia Janak PhD Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences

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4 05 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Kolodkin for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

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Baltimore citySee more

  • The waterfront promenade is a great way to enjoy a sunny day in Baltimore. From Harborplace, you can walk east through lovely waterfront neighborhoods—Harbor East, Fells Point,Canton. Great watering holes, pubs, and coffee shops! Ronald Schnaar, Professor
    The Chesapeake Bay is one of the premier sailing areas in the world. I love sailing my boat and spending time on the water. Ernst Niebur, Professor
    I love the Crab Cake Cones from the Gypsy Queen (gypsyqueencafe.com) food truck when they’re on campus. Jenn Orthmann Murphy, MD, PhD (Postdoc, Bergles Lab)
  • The year-round ultimate frisbee leagues in Catonsville and the Neuroscience department softball team. Travis Faust, Graduate Student (Sawa Lab)
    I’m new here, so getting lost biking through Baltimore has been a great way to explore. The murals are beautiful. Also, it’s wonderful to be living in a city that is celebrated for their crab dishes—my favorite comfort food! Raina D’Aleo, Graduate Student
    Each neighborhood in Baltimore has a unique personality offering a variety of affordable food options. I love the charcuterie selection at Trinacria and Parts & Labor. Wendy Xin, Graduate Student (Bonci Lab)