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WVU Medicine and Rockefeller family announce new neuroscience institute. Dr. Ali Rezai, M.D., has been appointed to lead the comprehensive and integrated clinical and research programs in the neurosciences at West Virginia University and WVU Medicine

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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


Scientist appointed to lead brain health and performance program at WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

WVU Medicine has appointed Scott Galster, Ph.D., to lead the human performance research and brain health programs at West Virginia University and WVU Medicine.

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Dr. Brefczynski-Lewis examines mindfulness

A paper coauthored by Dr. Julie Brefczynski-Lewis explores the need for greater rigor in mindfulness research and recommends ways to obtain more precise data from mindfulness studies.

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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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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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Candice Brown

Faculty Spotlight - Candice Brown

Candice is a faculty member in Microbiology, Immunology, & Cell Biology, whose lab studies neuroimmune and neuroendocrine interactions in human health and disease.

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Josh Gross

Student Spotlight - Josh Gross

Josh is a cellular and integrative physiology graduate student whose work investigates the role of RGS12 in neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and drug 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.

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

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