Back to top

The University of Chicago Neuroscience Institute 

Research in neuroscience at The University of Chicago is a multi-disciplinary endeavor, spanning a diverse range of topics and techniques from molecules and cells to neural circuits and behavior. Our community of neuroscientists includes more than 90 faculty members based in many academic and clinical departments, all of which are located on the Hyde Park campus — a key feature of our institution which facilitates interactions among researchers and scholars with diverse interests, backgrounds and approaches.

Our faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers are engaged in uncovering the principles by which the nervous system is organized, defining the mechanisms of perception and behavior, and developing the next generation of treatments for neurological disease and mental illness.

Six University of Chicago scholars named 2022 AAAS fellows

Xiaoxi ZhuangDavid FreedmanJoin us in congratulating Professors David Freedman and Xiaoxi Zhuang who have been named 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science!

Dr. Freedman has been recognized by the AAAS for “distinguished contributions to the field of systems and cognitive neuroscience, particularly for characterizing neuronal representations that support the categorization of sensory stimuli.” Dr. Zhuang has been recognized for his “outstanding contribution to the field of neurogenetics, particularly in using genetic models to understand dopamine system function and mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease pathology and therapy.”

Upcoming Events

Neuroscience Student Talks - Silas Busch and Hannah Martin
February 6th, 2023 | 12:30pm
Neuroscience Special Seminar - Laura Driscoll, PhD
February 7th, 2023 | 11:00am
Neuroscience Seminar Series - Erin Rich, PhD
February 21st, 2023 | 11:00am


                 Visit Us

                   5812 South Ellis Ave.
                    MC 0912, Suite P-400
                      Chicago, IL 60637