CBS/OEB Professor Yun Zhang Receives Tenure

Congratulations to Yun Zhang on being awarded tenure!

Dissecting the signaling mechanisms underlying recognition and preference of food odors.

Harris G, Shen Y, Ha H, Donato A, Wallis S, Zhang X, Zhang Y.

WBUR Features CBS Neuroscientists

"Brain Matters" featuring Bobby Kasthuri, Ben de Bivort, and Adam Bahrami

Some Recent Publications

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

Single-cell RNA-seq reveals dynamic paracrine control of cellular variation.

Shalek AK, Satija R, Shuga J, Trombetta JJ, Gennert D, Lu D, Chen P, Gertner RS, Gaublomme JT, Yosef N, Schwartz S, Fowler B, Weaver S, Wang J, Wang X, Ding R, Raychowdhury R, Friedman N, Hacohen N, Park H, May AP, Regev A.

Upcoming Events



Moritz Helmstaedter (Max Planck Institute)
Tue 23 Sep 1:00pm - NW 243


Edward Chang (UCSF)
Tue 7 Oct 1:00pm - NW 243


Alexei Koulakov (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Tue 14 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