The department of neurobiology has 20 research groups studying different levels of brain function, design, and pathologies.  These studies rely on multi-disciplinary cutting-edge methodologies, ranging from molecular biology and genetics, electrophysiology in vitro and in vivo, functional imaging and psychophysics, to computational modeling and theory. 

We investigate how neural circuits function and guide behavior, how we learn and what we remember, sensory perception and processing, navigation, group behavior, cortical organization, neural coding, synaptic and circuit dynamics, dendritic morphology and function, emotions, neuromodulation and receptors, addiction, regeneration, and more - performing studies on species ranging from mice, rats and bats to humans.


Part of the faculty of biology, the department has over 100 graduate students and postdocs, from biology, computer science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, medicine, psychology, and engineering, performing highly integrative and interdisciplinary research in a stimulating intellectual atmosphere, using research facilities that are among the most advanced available, and closely interacting with other top research institutions worldwide.