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Interdisciplinary questions are at the core of neuroscience. Psychologists, biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, philosophers and others are investigating important and complex questions such as how language develops, the causes of neurodegenerative diseases, and the processes underlying learning. Neuroscience serves as an excellent framework for engaging students in the exciting inquiry that is made possible by asking interdisciplinary questions. The training of the faculty in the neuroscience program reflects the different fields of study that contribute to the inquiry in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.

Core Faculty

Dr. Christopher Barney Professor of Biology

Dr. Charles Behensky
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Leah Chase (Director)
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry
Dr. Greg Fraley
Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Nicholas Perovich
Professor of Philosophy
Dr. John Shaughnessy
Professor of Psychology

Faculty Who Teach Flagged Courses

Dr. Maria Burnatowska-Hledin
Professor of Biology and Chemistry

Dr. Aaron Cinzori
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Donald Cronkite
Professor of Biology

Dr. Yooyeun Hwang
Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Patricia Roehling
Professor of Psychology


Dr. Sonja Trent Brown
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Kathy Winnett-Murray
Professor of Biology

Dr. Charolette vanOyen Witvliet
Associate Professor of Psychology