Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, is Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, and Director of the Friedman Brain Institute. Dr. Nestler is President-elect of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.  Read More

The Fishberg Department of Neuroscience

The Fishberg Department of Neuroscience is dedicated to performing groundbreaking research and mentoring tomorrow’s investigators. Our nationally and internationally recognized laboratories investigate the nervous system at the molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels. The main objective of our research is to increase knowledge of diseases of the nervous system, and drive new innovations for treatment, through fundamental research.

Laboratory for Neurobiology of Ageing and Neurodegeneration

Research in the Dickstein lab focuses on the structural changes on neurons with ageing and disease. Read more

Laboratory for Optical Methods and Neurophysiology

The lab uses organic chemistry to develop new optical probes which are used to study neuronal physiology. Read More

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Administrative Office
Tel: 212-659-5993
Fax: 212-849-2611

Department Administrator
Jenny Rivera

One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1065
New York, NY 10029


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