Welcome from Lucia Notterpek
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the second oldest Neuroscience department in the country, is proudly celebrating over four decades of commitment to excellence in research and education concerning the role of the nervous system in health and disease. Our interdisciplinary research is enhanced by collaborative programs with the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Major research themes include studies on the physiology of brain aging and aging-associated cognitive decline; brain and spinal cord injury, and neural tissue plasticity and regeneration; neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and demyelinating diseases. Members of our department are dedicated to providing an inspiring environment for scientific discovery for our trainees and the application of our findings for the development of therapies for neural disorders. I welcome you to our website and invite you to visit the pages of our faculty, students and affiliated centers. Thank you for your interest in our department.