Research

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.  This system is critical to overall health and well being of the body.  Damage to this system results in severe impairment to the patient and costs billions of dollars to diagnose and treat each year.  For example, traumatic brain injury is estimated to occur in over 1.5 million Americans each year.  Impairments associated with traumatic brain injury include problems with communication, emotional disruption, loss of sensation and movement and impaired thinking abilities.  The cost of traumatic brain injury to society is estimated at over $50 billion per year as many of these patients require long-term care.

Multiple departments are involved in neuroscience research at the University of Georgia reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this scientific field. Ongoing research at UGA is currently contributing to our understanding of how to treat many diseases such as traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, addiction, depression and anxiety.

 

Content areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

 

Facilities

Students in the Neuroscience Ph.D. Program have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. These include: