Three CBS Faculty Members Receive 2015 NAS Honors

Congratulations to Catherine Dulac, Hopi Hoekstra, and Xiaowei Zhuang on receiving 2015 National Academy of Sciences awards! For more information on their individual awards (Dulac - Pradel Research Award; Hoekstra - Richard Lounsbery Award; Zhuang - NAS Award in Molecular Biology), click here.

Massively expedited genome-wide heritability analysis (MEGHA).

Ge T, Nichols TE, Lee PH, Holmes AJ, Roffman JL, Buckner RL, Sabuncu MR, Smoller JW.

Some Recent Publications

Topics range from plasticity in GABA circuits to how worms eat.

Sensory determinants of behavioral dynamics in Drosophila thermotaxis.

Klein M, Afonso B, Vonner AJ, Hernandez-Nunez L, Berck M, Tabone CJ, Kane EA, Pieribone VA, Nitabach MN, Cardona A, Zlatic M, Sprecher SG, Gershow M, Garrity PA, Samuel AD.

Upcoming Events



Eva Naumann (Engert Lab)
Wed 4 Mar 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Albert Cardona (Janelia Farm)
Tue 10 Mar 1:00pm - NW 243


Alex Murphy (Macklis)
Wed 11 Mar 1:00pm - NW 243

Murthy Lab

Wed 25 Mar 1:00pm - NW 243
Thursday Seminar Series

Neural population dynamics in prefrontal cortex indicate changes-of-mind on single behavioral trials

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


Xiuye Chen (Engert Lab)
Wed 1 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Tracy Young-Pearse (Brigham Neurology)
Tue 7 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243


HyungGoo Kim (Uchida)
Wed 8 Apr 1:00pm - NW 243
CBS Seminar


Nicole Rust (University of Pennsylvania)
Tue 14 Apr 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