NEUROSCIENCE DEPARTMENT AT UCC
The newly founded Neuroscience Department at the UCC is devoted to the integration of state of the art research in the area of neuronal communication and first-rate training of B.S., M.S., M.D., and Ph.D. students in neuroscience research, as well as their career development. Currently the Department includes three faculty members, who have active and productive research programs in the area of neuronal communication.
Our research is focused on a vital question that lies in the origin of understanding learning, memory, and severe neurological diseases, such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s; how can the activity and efficacy of neuronal communications be modified and regulated?
The Department has high-end facilities and equipment for multidisciplinary investigations of the nerve structure and function. This includes sophisticated instrumentation for tracing fluorescent molecular markers in live neurons and for the study of neuronal substructures at the sub-cellular and macromolecular level.