Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Neuroscience has a longstanding tradition of excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our faculty are experts in cellular, molecular, and systems neuroscience, performing basic research extending from gene expression to system functions.
Research focus areas including ion channels, signal transduction, chromatin biology, synaptic transmission and plasticity, neural development and circuit formation, degeneration and regeneration, sensory and motor processing, circuit functions, perception and sensorimotor integration, neural computation and theory, and human evolution.
The department’s foundation in basic sciences informs translational research addressing grand challenges in neurodevelopmental disorders and aging, diseases of excitability including epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmia, and cognitive and sensorimotor dysfunction.
The Department offers a stimulating, collaborative, and inclusive environment for research, training, and education.
Elizabeth Quinlan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Herman and Rubinstein Chair of Neuroscience