Acknowledging that the brain controls every aspect of our identity and how we respond to events around us, neuroscience researchers at the School of Nursing focus on brain and nervous system function. We seek to define and characterize both physiological and behavioral symptoms of health, illness, and how the expression of those symptoms is modified by clinical interventions. Our collective programs of research include the study of disordered sleep, substance abuse, and neurodegenerative disease. Our investigations focus on identifying perturbations within neurochemical pathways that outwardly manifest as symptoms of excessive sleepiness, executive dysfunction, and enhanced propensity, or perhaps vulnerability, to substances of abuse.

Primary Faculty:

Research Contacts

Associate Dean for Research:

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

Assistant Dean for Research:

Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN

Assistant Dean for Research Administration:

Margaret Roudebush

Assistant Director of the Center for Research & Scholarship:

Sally Garrett Karyo

Grants Specialist:

Danielle Bunkley