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WVU BRNI welcomes new faculty

The WVU BRNI welcomes four new faculty members to its ranks this semester.

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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


Neuroscience eclipse watch party

On August 21, 2017, members of the WVU neuroscience community gathered outside the Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Center to witness the total solar eclipse.

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2017 SURI student selected to present abstract at BMES annual meeting

Hana Ulman, a WVU biomedical engineering undergraduate student, was selected to present her SURI-based research at the 2017 BMES annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

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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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Tyler Sizemore

Student Spotlight - Tyler Sizemore

Tyler is a biology graduate student whose research uses fruit flies in an attempt to understand the mechanisms behind the neuromodulator serotonin's ability to transform sensory processing.

Meet Tyler

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.

Meet Sadie



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 BRNI 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

More information

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