Neuroscience research in the Department aims to improve our understanding of the central nervous system and its involvement in the pathogenesis of disease. Areas of expertise and emphasis include regulation of feeding behavior and metabolism, sleep regulation, stress, neurodevelopment, and behavioral epigenetics. The generation and use of novel animal models of disease provides valuable tools and aids in the development of new drug targets and therapies in disease prevention and treatment.
To bridge basic research with clinical areas of expertise in neurology and behavior, the SOVM Neuroscience Center interacts with other Centers and Institutes at Penn, including:
These interactions facilitate collaborations and promote joint grants and training among the labs with related interests. Learn more about research in neuroscience happening elsewhere at Penn Vet.