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Biological Sciences


Neuroscience in Pittsburgh is renowned for its large and diverse community of neuroscientists working at all levels of analysis to understand the function and disorders of the nervous system. The neuroscientists in the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon are a highly collaborative group who seek to create an exceptionally interactive environment in which to do research and to train students and postdoctoral fellows. This group participates in the Department's growing graduate and undergraduate programs, and takes advantage of the larger neuroscience community in Pittsburgh through access to excellent seminar series, many journal clubs, extensive coursework options, unparalleled local expertise and possibilities for collaboration. Graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences interested in neuroscience typically become members of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), the main offices of which are located in the Mellon Institute near the Biology Department.