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The Department of Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine seeks to understand the biology and function of the nervous system at all levels of analysis. Our faculty work on aspects of neuroscience ranging from genes and molecules, to cells and synapses, to circuits, behavior, and cognition. We also have strong interests in development, disease, dysfunction, and repair of the nervous system, and in connecting basic research to translational medicine.

Our multidisciplinary graduate training program allows students to gain expertise in models ranging from invertebrates to primates, and in techniques including molecular and cellular neurobiology, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and imaging, and studies of normal and abnormal neuronal function in behaving animals.

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14th Annual Brain Education Day: “They start to see graduate students more as neighbors”

On Mar. 12, Brain Education Day returned in-person for the first time since 2019. The annual outreach program exposes local middle and high school students to neuroscience. Co-sponsored by Yale Pathways to Science and the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD), the event is open to Pathways students in grades 6 to 12. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, previous years’ events were held virtually.

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