Department of Neurobiology

The Department of Neurobiology at Yale University School of Medicine focuses on research at multiple levels, spanning from molecular to integrative aspects of the central nervous system. Understanding the genesis and function of the neocortex provides a unifying intellectual theme for students and faculty.

Our multidisciplinary training program for graduate students emphasizes developmental, cellular, systems and cognitive neuroscience employing a broad spectrum of techniques including molecular and cellular neurobiology, state of the art in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and imaging (e.g. two photon microscopy), as well as studies of normal and abnormal cognitive function in behaving animals.