We are searching for answers to the most difficult questions about the human mind—how do we perceive, understand, react and remember. Our studies are revealing how our eyes use light to set an internal clock, how neurons grow and establish appropriate connections, and how memories are encoded by changes in the strength of communication between neurons. We are also striving to understand the causes of neurological disease. How can the devastating consequences of stroke be ameliorated? How can neurons be replaced and stimulated to regrow their connections following neuronal degeneration or injury? How do environmental factors cause neurons to die?
Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins is a truly collaborative effort, where shared passion supercedes departmental and discipline boundaries. Here, the combined knowledge and expertise of many is brought to bear on difficult problems, leading to powerful exchanges and unexpected solutions.
There has never been a more exciting time to study neuroscience. We are seeking to understand the inner workings of the human mind and to find the causes of, and treatments for, some of humanity's most disabling disorders.