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2017 Neuro Retreat a SUCCESS!

The 2017 Neuroscience Retreat was held on July 23 - 24, at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV, and saw almost 150 attendees.

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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.


Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The CND is a synergistic group of researchers who study neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease across multiple disciplines from the behavioral to the molecular.


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.


Dr. Setola interviewed about opioid addiction genetics on WBOY

Dr. Vince Setola talked about a new study being conducted in Morgantown, which is working to increase the effectiveness of addiction treatment, on a recent WBOY newscast.

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Dacks lab publishes two new papers, one selected for cover

Dr. Andrew Dacks and his students recently had two new papers accepted for publication, one of which earned the cover image on the August 2 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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A 'portable' approach to studying the brain unveiled at AAAS meeting in Boston

Research assistant professor Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, Ph.D., and her research team, are perfecting what they say is the world's first portable, wearable positron emission tomography (PET) scanner.

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WVU Medicine research and medical team present Silent Strokes: Risks and Research

Meet James Simpkins, Ph.D., and Muhammad Alvi, M.D., a West Virginia University School of Medicine research and medical team who are dedicating their efforts to stroke research and finding improved treatments.

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Dr. Bergeron

Faculty Spotlight - Sadie Bergeron

Dr. Bergeron is an Assistant Professor of Biology, who studies zebrafish in projects aimed to fully elucidate the molecular genetic pathways that direct the development and function of specific neural circuits required for normal sensory processing.

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Nick Felicione

Student Spotlight - Nick Felicione

Nick is a Behavioral Neuroscience PhD candidate whose research focuses on tobacco regulatory science, in order to provide information about tobacco products to regulatory agencies.

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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.

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Open positions for postdoctoral fellows in neuroscience.

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

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