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WVU RNI combines research, education, and patient care to solve real problems affecting those with neurological conditions.

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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 biology student connects sense of smell to brain diseases

Studying how insects’ wing movements affect their sense of smell has the potential to explain underlying causes of disorders like schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and shortness of breath, according to new research from West Virginia University.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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