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Lindsay Pascal, graduate researcher in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, uses a fluorescence microscope to view a slide of coronal rat brain slices in the lab of Brian Baldo, an assistant professor of psychiatry, at University Research Park.
Postdoctoral student Yan Liu places stem-cell cultures in a temperature-controlled cabinet in Su-Chun Zhang's research lab

Neuroscience, which has had a longstanding tradition of excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has now entered an exciting new era by the creation of a Department of Neuroscience in the School of Medicine and Public Health. This department brings together research and teaching in wide ranging areas of neuroscience including the study of ion channels, synaptic transmission, neural development, sensory and cognitive physiology and neural circuits. The recent move of the department to a new research building, the second wing of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) has further strengthened collaboration and innovation through shared interests, techniques, equipment and facilities. Proximity of WIMR to the Waisman Center and University Hospitals has also promoted collaborative efforts to apply the findings of basic research in neuroscience to the study and treatment of human disease.