Research Overview

Most neuroscience focuses on the nearly 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections in the human brain.  A marriage of multiple perspectives and methods is required to reveal the rich choreography underlying complex behavior. Basic science will continue to flourish, even as it provides a strong foundation for progress in understanding neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, deafness, autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia, depression, addiction, cancer and traumatic brain injury. These advances require a broad arsenal of tools for the neuroscience of both health and disease, and Purdue’s established prowess in science and engineering can support exactly the types of technological innovations that are requiredWhile the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience aspires to inform all areas of neuroscience, we strategically target specific programs and expertise in the following: Development, Genetics, and Neuropharmacology; Neurotrauma & Neuropathology; Aging & Neurodegeneration; and Neuroengineering. 

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