Three CBS Faculty Members Receive 2015 NAS Honors

Congratulations to Catherine Dulac, Hopi Hoekstra, and Xiaowei Zhuang on receiving 2015 National Academy of Sciences awards! For more information on their individual awards (Dulac - Pradel Research Award; Hoekstra - Richard Lounsbery Award; Zhuang - NAS Award in Molecular Biology), click here.

Massively expedited genome-wide heritability analysis (MEGHA).

Ge T, Nichols TE, Lee PH, Holmes AJ, Roffman JL, Buckner RL, Sabuncu MR, Smoller JW.

Upcoming Events

Special Seminar

Deconstructing and Reconstructing Olfactory Circuits

Rainer Friedrich (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research)
Thu 2 Apr 3:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

Modeling neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases using human iPSCs

Tracy Young-Pearse (Brigham Neurology)
Tue 7 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243


HyungGoo Kim (Uchida Lab)
Wed 8 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243
Computational Neuroscience Seminar

Demystifying depth: Learning dynamics in deep linear neural networks

Andrew Saxe (Stanford)
Mon 13 Apr noon - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Nicole Rust (University of Pennsylvania)
Tue 14 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243


Owen Randlett (Schier/Engert)
Wed 15 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series

TRP Channels and Pain: From Physiology to Atomic Structure

David Julius (UCSF)
Thu 16 Apr noon - NW B103

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