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Addiction Research Group

The mission of this research group is to understand the neurobiology of addiction and evaluate addiction prevention, treatment, and harm reduction strategies.


Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research

The mission of this Center is to understand and develop treatments for brain inflammation and cell death that result from stroke or other neural injury, such as traumatic brain injury.


Cognitive Neuroscience Group

The mission of this research group is to understand how the brain perceives, interacts with, and analyzes the external world by linking behavior and cognition to underlying neurophysiology and neural structure, primarily using humans as experimental subjects.


Sensory Neuroscience Research Center

The mission of this Center is to seek common mechanisms of representing the world across sensory systems, understand their development, and develop therapies for congenital and acquired sensory disorders.


Events & Activities

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All Events | Annual Retreat | Breakthrough Blitz | nt/ns teams | Notable Neuroscientists | Seminars in Neuroscience

Registration is now closed for the 2016 Neuroscience Retreat, which is scheduled for July 31 - August 1, 2016. More information about the Neuroscience Retreat can be found here.


11 surprising predictions for 2017 from some of the biggest names in science

Dr. Brefczynski-Lewis shares her thoughts on the future of science and technology, in an interview with NBC News.

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WVU start-up company debuts syGlass at Society for Neuroscience annual meeting

WVU-based start-up company IstoVisio, Inc., debuted their novel scientific visualization tool, syGlass, at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego in November, to an overwhelmingly positive response.

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WVU Stroke CoBRE completion for junior faculty grants

The WVU Stroke CoBRE intends to fund up to 4 high quality junior faculty grants from investigators interested in conducting basic, translational and/or clinical research into the mechanism(s), prevention, prediction, biomarkers, acute treatment, recovery and/or rehabilitation of stroke.

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WVU BRNI brings neuroscience thought leader to campus as part of Notable Neuroscientist series

As part of the Notable Neuroscientist seminar series, the WVU Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute hosted noted biologist and geneticist Dr. Gerry Rubin to campus on October 13 – 14, 2016.

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Erienne Olesh

Student Spotlight - Erienne Olesh

Erienne Olesh is a Neuroscience Graduate Student studying human movement impairments caused by stroke, with a focus on improving current rehabilitation methods.

Meet Erienne

Gordon Meares

Faculty Spotlight - Gordon Meares

Dr. Meares is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology, whose research focuses on the basic mechanisms driving inflammation in the Central Nervous System (CNS).

Meet Gordon



Faculty Mentoring

The goal of the faculty mentoring program is to ensure both the success of new faculty and their rentention at the institution.

Faculty Mentoring Info

Graduate Training

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences, comprised of seven degree-granting programs, that reside in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.

Graduate Training info

Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI)

For nine weeks in the summer, the WVU CN offers internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous system function.

SURI Program info

Job Opportunities


Open positions for neuroscience faculty members.

Open positions


Open positions for postdoctoral fellows in neuroscience.

Open positions


Open positions for research assistants, technicians, and laboratory staff.

Open positions

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