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The primary objective of the Department of Neuroscience at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine is to be an internationally recognized research and educational entity for conducting innovative research in basic and translational neuroscience in the following areas: neuroinfection and neurovirology, neurodegeneration, neural regulation and plasticity, neural cell proliferation, neuroimmune interaction and inflammation. We target diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, AIDS dementia and other viral nonviral disorders of the CNS.

The graduate program in biomedical neuroscience provides a high quality education to graduate (PhD) and medical (MD/PhD) students and trains postdoctoral fellows in basic and clinical neuroscience. Our students are enrolled in a new NIH-funded training program on NeuroAIDS to advance their interest in this area of neuroscience.