Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Dynamic gating of fly vision

Gaby Maimon (Rockefeller)
Tue 28 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243


SueYeon Chung (Sompolinsky)
Wed 29 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

Feeling the heat: Mechanisms of thermosensation and thermal acclimation in C. elegans

Piali Sengupta (Brandeis)
Tue 5 May 1:00pm - NW 243

Hoekstra Lab

Wed 6 May 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series


Nirao Shah (UCSF)
Thu 7 May noon - NW B103
CBS Seminar

NW 243

Peter Strick (University of Pittsburgh)
Tue 12 May 1:00pm - NW 243


Emery Brown (MIT)
Wed 13 May 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Chris Henderson (Biogen)
Tue 6 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243

What We Do

Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) are discovering the structure and function of neural circuits. We are investigating how these circuits govern behavior and vary between individuals; learning how they change during development and aging; and deepening our understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, and their therapies. To accomplish this mission, CBS brings neuroscientists together with physical scientists and engineers to develop and deploy new tools for neuroscience. Headquartered in the new Northwest Building on Oxford Street in Cambridge, CBS has strong links throughout the neuroscience community at Harvard University. Members are drawn from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Medical School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

Neuroengineering: what tools we need

Neuroimaging: what underlies our thoughts

Light Microscopy: what the brain looks like 

Electron Microscopy: what is the brain's nanostructure

Connectome Project: how the brain is wired

Swartz Program: how do we understand brain function

Education: what training we need