QnAs with Hopi Hoekstra

To honor Hopi's 2015 Richard Lounsberry Award from the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS questioned Hopi about her research and achievements.

A Convergent and Essential Interneuron Pathway for Mauthner-Cell-Mediated Escapes.

Lacoste AM, Schoppik D, Robson DN, Haesemeyer M, Portugues R, Li JM, Randlett O, Wee CL, Engert F, Schier AF.

Congratulations to Sam Gershman

who just won the Early Career Investigator Award from the American Psychological Association. The award honors an early career psychologist who has made a substantial contribution to the fields of comparative psychology and/or behavioral neuroscience. Sam won for his work on mathematical modeling, reward processes, and brain mechanisms.

Behavioral idiosyncrasy reveals genetic control of phenotypic variability.

Ayroles JF, Buchanan SM, O'Leary C, Skutt-Kakaria K, Grenier JK, Clark AG, Hartl DL, de Bivort BL.

Neuronal control of locomotor handedness in Drosophila.

Buchanan SM, Kain JS, de Bivort BL.

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CBS Seminar


Chris Henderson (Biogen)
Tue 6 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243

What We Do

Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) are discovering the structure and function of neural circuits. We are investigating how these circuits govern behavior and vary between individuals; learning how they change during development and aging; and deepening our understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, and their therapies. To accomplish this mission, CBS brings neuroscientists together with physical scientists and engineers to develop and deploy new tools for neuroscience. Headquartered in the new Northwest Building on Oxford Street in Cambridge, CBS has strong links throughout the neuroscience community at Harvard University. Members are drawn from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Medical School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

Neuroengineering: what tools we need

Neuroimaging: what underlies our thoughts

Light Microscopy: what the brain looks like 

Electron Microscopy: what is the brain's nanostructure

Connectome Project: how the brain is wired

Swartz Program: how do we understand brain function

Education: what training we need