Research What is Neuroscience?

Neuroscience is the study of the development, structure and function of the nervous system, including the brain and its role in behavior and cognitive functions.  Neuroscientists seek to understand not only how the nervous system functions normally, but also what goes wrong in neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

A Spirit of Collaboration

Our department and the broader UF neuroscience community is highly collaborative and is a fertile training ground for students at all academic levels who are passionate about the study of the nervous system. Students training in our graduate programs can choose mentors from among our primary faculty or from a host of basic science and clinical faculty across the UF academic health center.

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Research Focus Areas

Microscope CO-OP

The Neuroscience Microscope Co-op

Microscopy Resources

At the Department of Neuroscience and McKnight Brain Institute (MBI), we understand the financial constraints that many labs face when it comes to purchasing cutting-edge microscopes. To overcome this challenge, we have established a shared microscope resource that enables MBI faculty members to pool their resources and share their existing microscopes with the MBI community. By joining forces, we can eliminate the need for multiple labs to invest in identical microscopes, allowing us to allocate resources more efficiently.

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