The Institute 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.
Institute of the Neurosciences
Facilitating collaboration and networking between scientists and students in the areas of neuroscience at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and the University Park campus
Patrick Drew named associate director of Penn State’s Institute of the Neurosciences
Drew succeeds David Vandenbergh in an important role promoting Neuroscience research and education at University Park.
Sleep deprivation may lead to slower metabolism, weight gain
Restricting sleep for just several days alters how we metabolize fats and changes how satisfied we are by a meal, according to new research conducted at Penn State and published in the Journal of Lipid Research.
Gene therapy helps functional recovery after stroke
A new gene therapy turns glial cells—abundant support cells in the brain—into neurons, repairing damage that results from stroke and significantly improving motor function in mice.