Research areas

Faculty in the Neuroscience programs conduct basic and translational research across many areas and work closely with both graduate and undergraduate students addressing fundamental problems in brain science. To find out about the labs and our areas of specialization, visit the faculty profiles.

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State-of-the-art research facilities at your fingertips

A wide array of facilities supporting neuroscience research is available through the Centers for Integrative Neuroscience, Cell Signaling, and Smooth Muscle Plasticity, and the Nevada INBRE. These range from tools and technical support for genetic, molecular and cellular analyses to noninvasive imaging of neural activity including fMRI and EEG.

Neuroscience Research Cores

  • Neuroimaging Core
  • Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Core

Smooth Muscle Plasticity Core Facility

  • Single Cell Molecular Expression
  • Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting and Flow Cytometry

Cell Signaling Research Core Facility

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Cell Metabolism Analysis
  • Confocal Imaging
  • Nevada Transgenic Center

Nevada INBRE Core Facilities

  • Bioinformatics
  • Cytometry
  • Genomics
  • In Vivo Imaging
  • Proteomics

Research opportunities for neuroscience majors

Most faculty labs provide research opportunities for students, including opportunity for course credit. Find the lab doing work that interests you, and contact them to see how you can get involved.

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Nevada ENDURE Program

The Nevada ENDURE program is designed to enhance representation of students whose backgrounds are underrepresented in doctoral programs in neuroscience. Please see the Nevada ENDURE program website for additional information about eligibility and about the program.

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Nevada INBRE

Nevada INBRE offers two exciting opportunities for undergraduates to have a hands-on laboratory experience in an emerging field of biomedical science such as genomics, proteomics, biological imaging, bioinformatics, or any field of research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Biology Undergraduate Research Opportunity

All biology majors, freshman-seniors, can receive academic credit for undergraduate research and several scholarships are available for students participating in BUR programs.

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Research & Innovation

The University's center for undergraduate research information. View opportunities, see samples and learn how to present your research.


The Center for Integrative Neuroscience