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Expanding Further

WVU RNI adds a nationally recognized child and adolescent psychiatrist and a seasoned healthcare and biotech professional to their ranks this spring

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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


WVU research examines a different culprit behind Alzheimer's disease

Graduate student Raymond Anderson is examining a specific form of a protein - called tau - that can sabotage neurons' ability to break down and clear out damaged proteins.

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WVU report links fentanyl use to amnesia

A case led by Dr. Marc Haut suggests that a new reason fentanyl - alone or in combination with stimulants - may put substance users at risk, whether they know it or not. It may cause amnesia.

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WVU grad student discovers potential target for cocaine- and amphetamine-addiction therapeutics

The NIDA has awarded Joshua Gross, a doctoral candidate in Drs. Siderovski's and Setola's labs, a $132,132 fellowship for a three-year study into the role that RGS12 plays in triggering and sustaining addiction.

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WVU researcher to conduct neuroimaging studies on people with autism

Dr. Shuo Wang, an assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, is hoping to find out what role a portion of the brain may play in the social behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Paula J Webster

Student Spotlight - Paula Webster

Paula is a Neuroscience PhD candidate whose research project explores the adaptive neural mechanisms in adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism engaged during processing of real-world sensory information.

Meet Paula

Justin Legleiter, PhD

Faculty Spotlight - Justin Legleiter

Justin is a Chemistry faculty member whose major research goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie neurodegenerative disorders associated with protein misfolding and aggregation.

Meet Justin



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 RNI 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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