Research Specialization Areas - Translational Neuroscience

Translational Neuroscience is defined as experimental basic science studies conducted with the specific intent to discover mechanisms, biomarkers, pathogenesis or treatments of nervous system disorders; and clinical studies that provide a foundation for developing, or that directly test, novel therapeutic strategies for humans with nervous system disorders. Translational neuroscience applies insights gained through fundamental research on brain structure and function to develop novel pharmacological, surgical, and behavioral therapies of these diseases. In our department we have several dedicated translational neuroscience laboratories that study animal models of hearing and oral motor dysfunction in both health and diseased states.

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