News

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Computational Neuroscience

We are seeking postdoctoral associates for work on computational
neuroscience projects of the Obama BRAIN Initiative and the Swartz
Program
of Harvard’s Center for Brain Science.

Benefits of pathway splitting in sensory coding.

Gjorgjieva J, Sompolinsky H, Meister M.

Does evolutionary theory need a rethink?

Laland K, Uller T, Feldman M, Sterelny K, Müller GB, Moczek A, Jablonka E, Odling-Smee J, Wray GA, Hoekstra HE, Futuyma DJ, Lenski RE, Mackay TF, Schluter D, Strassmann JE.

The big data challenges of connectomics.

Lichtman JW, Pfister H, Shavit N.

BRAIN Initiative

President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative in April 2013. Aravi Samuel co-chaired a meeting sponsored by NSF to plan their role in the BRAIN initiative.  Joshua Sanes served on the NIH committee that developed the NIH plan for the Initiative. Follow the link to learn about current funding opportunities.

Upcoming Events

CBS Seminar

Interrogating co- and post-transcriptional gene regulation at single neuron resolution

John Calarco (Harvard)
Tue 2 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
Neurolunch

TBA

Scott Linderman (Valiant Lab)
Wed 3 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

TBA

Michael Crickmore (Children's Hospital)
Tue 9 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
Neurolunch

TBA

Xin Duan (Sanes Lab)
Wed 10 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar

TBA

Zhigang He (Children's Hospital)
Tue 16 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
Neurolunch

Gershman Group

Wed 17 Dec 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series

TBA

William Newsome (Stanford)
Thu 26 Mar noon - NW B103
Thursday Seminar Series

TBA

David Julius (UCSF)
Thu 16 Apr noon - NW B103
Thursday Seminar Series

TBA

Thomas Mrsic-Flogel (University College London)
Thu 23 Apr noon - NW B103

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