The research mission of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology is the development and exploration of animal models and the study of selective human populations to understand cerebral systems in health and disease. Our work is supported by more than six different institutes of the NIH, NSF, Veteran’s Administration, private foundations and private industry.

Research Labs

There are 12 research laboratories that form the core of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology. They are listed below, with a brief description of each area of research. Click on the name of each lab to go to the pages that will provide details about research activities, the members of the lab, methodology, publications, and contact information.


Brain Plasticity and Neuroimaging

Cellular Biology of the Basal Ganglia

Cellular Neurobiology

Cerebral Dynamics

Cognitive Neurobiology

Cortical Organization and Ultrastructures

Human Neurobiology

Neural Circuits and Microstructures

Neural Development and Intellectual Disorders


Visual Perception and Cognition