The Fishberg Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigates the nervous system at the molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels using a variety of model systems, from flies and worms, to transgenic mice and rats, to non-human primates as well as the human brain itself. We conduct collaborative research in nationally and internationally recognized laboratories, and are currently ranked second in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Our faculty continuously seeks to further neuroscience education, and conducts a large portion of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ neuroscience multidisciplinary training.
We collaborate with other academic departments, centers and Institutes to provide initiatives such as joint seminars, residency programs, and postdoctoral fellowships. We also have multidisciplinary research collaborations with the Departments of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Psychiatry, Neurology, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Immunology and many others.
About Animal Research
At Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we support the responsible and ethical use of animals in research, which is necessary to achieve a greater understanding of biological process in health and disease and to discover new treatments for chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Animal research plays a vital role in scientific breakthroughs and is an essential part of virtually every medical discovery and the development of virtually every new medical treatment over the past 100 years. The topic of animal research is an important one. Laboratory animals are living creatures that deserve to be treated with respect, care and compassion. This belief is shared by our scientists who adhere to thorough and stringent laws, regulations and established practices in place to ensure the welfare of research animals. Animals provide irreplaceable and invaluable models for human systems and continue to play a crucial part in medical and scientific research aimed at conquering the main diseases of our time including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, drug addiction, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, and psychosis, among many others.