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Neuroscientists in the Department of Physiology bring a strong interdisciplinary scientific approach to the study of the brain and nervous system. With research spanning from molecules to medicines, our students, post-docs, and faculty are using molecular, cell biological, anatomical, electrophysiological, behavioral, and optical techniques to understand how the brain develops, how neurons communicate with each other, how brain cells maintain ionic homeostasis, and how these vital processes are disturbed in diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, and neuromuscular diseases. 

Our faculty contribute to and benefit from the incredibly broad and deep neuroscience community at UMB, which currently numbers over 120 faculty. Our labs draw students from multiple tracks within the overarching Graduate Program in Life Sciences, our pre- and postdoctoral trainees are supported from multiple NIH-supported T32 training programs on campus, and faculty share appointments in several departments, centers, and institutes in the School of Medicine.

Faculty & Research Interests