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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.

Upcoming Events

In-Person Neuroscience Student Talks
July 11th, 2022 | 12:00pm


NSCI Spring Quarter at the Marine Biological Laboratory
The University of Chicago is pleased to offer the upcoming Neuroscience Quarter at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA, in Spring 2023. The NSCI MBL Spring Quarter will run from March 20 to May 26, 2023. Students interested in neuroscience have the opportunity to take immersive courses tailored to their interests.

NSCI MBL Spring Quarter offers three unique courses that count as electives towards the major, "The Fundamentals of Synapses," " A Deep Dive into the Cell and Molecular Biology of the Brain," and "The Dynamic Camouflage: Behavior, Visual Perception and Neural Skin Patterning in Cephalopods" in a program only offered at MBL.

Students may also register for a Visual Language course that can be used to fulfill the general education requirement in the Arts, and/or they may register for an MBL version of Physics III rather than one of the NSCI courses. 

Please visit the MBL Spring Quarter Neuroscience site for the application and further program details. Check out this video for an introduction to the Marine Biological Laboratory!

Please reach out to with questions. 


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