More than 90 USC Neuroscience faculty conduct externally funded research programs in areas ranging from the molecules that determine neuronal function to the principles of human cognition and emotion. Find out more about ongoing Neuroscience research at USC in each of the following major topic areas:


Behavioral, Systems, & Cognitive Neuroscience
Research in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience at USC is broadly based and has the overall goal of investigating the function and structural organization of neural circuits.
Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology
Neuroscientists at USC investigate the mechanisms that shape neural signaling by studying how molecules work together in space and time to regulate the functional properties of neurons.
Development, Plasticity & Repair
Research in Developmental Neurobiology examines mechanism at all stages, from when the neuronal pathways essential for communication within the brain are generated, through to when the specificity of neural connections is shaped by experiential inputs.
Computational Neuroscience & Neural Engineering
Research in Computational Neuroscience at USC involves the use of computers and other technologies to study the information processing functions of the brain.
Aging, Neurobiology of Disease, & Translational Research
Translational research in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at USC refers to a broad interdisciplinary approach in understanding fundamental mechanisms involved in the Neurobiology of Diseases.

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