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Center of Excellence in Neurosciences

COE in Neurosciences

The Center of Excellence in Neurosciences (COEN) is composed of a group of scientists and faculty specializing in genetics, etiology, psychiatric disorders, genetics of eye diseases, optic trauma, and genetic development of the nervous system. To this end, Center research staff is further developing a population cohort bio-bank that will allow for the generation of population-based samples for research that is unique in the nation. These can be used to inform studies in neurologic and psychiatric illnesses, cancer, diabetes and other illnesses, but also, through NIH-funded data sharing agreements, can be used to increase the statistical power for minority populations in genome-wide association studies, which are currently unable to address many questions in medically underserved Hispanic minority patients. Complementing these activities is the development of a special senses program in genetic diseases of the eye and in optic nerve trauma.

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BioMed Research International Call for Papers.  We are inviting investigators to contribute original research work as well as review articles, please read the description for potential topics.  Motor Neuron Disorders: Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Developments

Guest Editors: Laxman Gangwani, Ravindra N. Singh, Charlotte Sumner, Umrao R. Monani, Udai Pandey


Grand Rounds Lecture Series presents Edward Castañeda, PhD, “The Value of Behavior in “Behavioral Neuroscience”- Research in the Plasticity of Neurotransmission”The Value of Behavior in “Behavioral Neuroscience” Research in the Plasticity of Neurotransmission

May 18, 2015 12:00p-1:00p, MEB 1140