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Neuroscience Signature Program

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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


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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Dr. Meares receives $1.6 million from NIH

The NIH has awarded Dr. Gordon Meares $1.6 million over the next five years, to conduct research on how harmful inflammation can be targeted without disrupting normal immune function.

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Drs. Daly and Dacks awarded $1.4 million to examine moth's olfactory systems

Drs. Daly and Dacks received a $1.4 million Air Force grant to examine how moths' wing-beating circuitry communications with the olfactory system, and how that communication impacts odor-guided behaviors.

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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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Dr. Winstanley

Faculty Spotlight - Erin Winstanley

Dr. Winstanley is an associate professor whose current research is focused on reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with the opioid epidemic as well as the use of technology to improve access and quality of behavioral health services.

Meet Erin

Tiffany Petrisko

Student Spotlight - Tiffany Petrisko

Tiffany is a neuroscience PhD candidate whose work focuses on identifying the pertinent ages and underlying mechanisms that result in the brain becoming hyperexcitable and hypersusceptible to seizures in response to PIC injections.

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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 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.

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

Open positions

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