The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Institute of the Neurosciences About the Institute

More information about the Institute of the Neurosciences
Mouse brain
Image from inside a living mouse brain using a two-photon microscope; neuronal dendrites expressing YFP are shown in green, blood vessels in red.  Copyright: Patrick Drew.

The Institute of the Neurosciences facilitates collaboration and networking between scientists and students in the areas of neuroscience from at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and the University Park campus.

The Institute also provides oversight and coordination for neuroscience-related activities in education, research, patient care and outreach, while promoting an intellectual environment that enhances the interdisciplinary neuroscience educational experience from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels.

The Institute promotes:

  • Collaboration in basic and clinical research studies that increase our understanding of the normal and diseased nervous systems;
  • Translation of basic research findings into new treatments for neurological, and neurobehavioral diseases and disorders; and
  • Improvement of care for patients with neurological and neurobehavioral diseases and disorders.