Message from the Chair

The department is comprised of faculty, administrative staff, research personnel, and graduate students involved in research, education, and service activities that support the School of Medicine and University. Many faculty share joint appointments with clinical departments, with the majority in the Department of Ophthalmology, our research partner.   

Research encompasses major areas of Neurosciences, including the brain, spinal cord, and retina and employ cellular and molecular approaches to the understanding of human disease mechanisms. Faculty conduct research in well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories located primarily on the School of Medicine campus. Current departmental funding is approximately $5 million (direct costs) annually. The department is also proud to be the home of the first Wayne State University Professor elected to the National Academy of Sciences.  More