Alien invasion. J Neurosci 2020, 40(47), Cover
Photo by: Faith Brennan, PhD
3rd Place, 2020 DNS Photomicrography Competition
The Department of Neuroscience encompasses a broad range of neuroscience research spanning cellular, organismal and behavioral approaches. By focusing on understanding the nervous system in health and disease, the department contributes to both a fundamental understanding of neuroscience and novel avenues for therapies.
Racial Equality and Inclusion Statement
In Ohio State University’s Department of Neuroscience, we’ve worked hard to build a creative and collaborative research culture, and also a culture that is welcoming to all regardless of their race, religion, gender identification or whom they love. However, the recent heart-wrenching death of yet another African American man at the hands of people who should be protecting lives, has brought the issue of race glaringly to the forefront for all of us. George Floyd’s death, sadly, is not an isolated incident and has served to shine a spotlight on the inherent racism running throughout our society. As scientists, reducing human suffering is in our DNA.
Faculty Positions in Neuroscience
The Department of Neuroscience is looking to hire two tenure-track faculty with research expertise focused in traumatic central nervous system injury (brain or spinal cord). These positions may be at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.
The Department of Neuroscience is also looking to hire one tenure-track faculty member with research expertise focused on chemosensory receptor biology and/or the mechanisms of taste, olfaction, and/or somatosensory sensations relevant to feeding behaviors. This position may be at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.
July 2021 Staff Spotlight, Chelsea Bray
Dept of Neuroscience featured in Research America for initiatives and programs to advance next-generation neuroscientists
June 2021 Staff Spotlight, Katherine Mifflin
Dana McTigue, PhD, awarded prestigious ELAM fellowship
May 2021 Staff Spotlight, Wenmin Lai
April 2021 Faculty Spotlight, Harry Fu
Recent Research Highlights
Jason Wester receives pilot award to investigate cortical microcircuit motifs in a mouse model of Arid1b haploinsufficiency
Ohio State researchers identify changes in gut microbiome after spinal cord injury
Tedeschi lab discusses the role of lipids in axon growth, regeneration and repair after CNS injury and disease
2021 DNS Research Day Recap
New R25 grant shapes the future of neuroscience research with high school students
PREP program gets funding renewed by NIH
Top-Tier Research Facilities and Opportunities
We’re a top-ranked center for fundamental, translational and clinical research conducted by faculty, fellows and students. Unique research opportunities include a Neuroscience Center Core Program — made possible by a grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This supports core facilities and services in areas such as mouse and zebrafish genetics, nerve injury, rodent behavior, neurophysiology, muscle physiology, xenografting and small animal imaging.
Department resources include access to more than 25 state-of-the-art medical center research facilities and services. These involve proteomics, microarray, nucleic acid, comparative pathology and mouse phenotyping, analytical cytometry and biostatistics.
Support for clinical and translational research is provided by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Translational Science Award.
Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to The Ohio State University’s Department of Neuroscience. Our research leads us to novel discoveries that are shaping fundamental knowledge about how the nervous system develops and functions. We are dedicated to excellence — always and in all ways.
Phillip Popovich, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Director of the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
Faculty Affiliate, Chronic Brain Injury
Ways to Give
Teaching, research and the development of our faculty are important to the mission of the Department of Neuroscience. We are also in pursuit to encourage diversity in the Neuroscience Graduate Program by offering a scholarship to students from recognized disadvantaged backgrounds or underrepresented groups.Learn more