The Department of Neurobiology seeks to advance and disseminate knowledge about the nervous system through academic research, teaching and training. Our faculty members conduct investigations using a broad range of behavioral, cellular and molecular techniques. We also run courses in neurobiology and brain function for graduate and medical students at MSM as well as undergraduates of Morehouse College.
Faculty members in the Department of Neurobiology conduct investigations into the causes and pathophysiology of stroke, epilepsy, sleep disorders, cataracts, depression and bipolar disorder. In addition, they study basic mechanisms of nerve cell communication, transmission and processing of light through the eye, circadian rhythm, basic brain morphology, gene expression and modulation of biological cascades.
Our esteemed faculty is led by Professor and Chairman Peter R. MacLeish, Ph.D. MacLeish is a former professor at Cornell University Medical College and received his Ph.D. & Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School.
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