Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Gloria Waters, Vice President and Associate Provost for Research, have announced the new Boston University Center for Systems Neuroscience (CSN). The new center will be interdisciplinary and interdepartmental in nature and University-wide in scope.
The Center’s mission will be to advance research in Systems Neuroscience at Boston University with the specific goals of:
1. Establishing an internationally recognized academic center of excellence that will attract talented investigators for training in experimental techniques and mathematical modeling in systems neuroscience;
2. Fostering collaborative research;
3. Generating and providing access to technical innovations that will enhance our understanding of neural systems; and
4. Fostering collaborative research linking human behavior to neural mechanisms by improving access to imaging techniques through a new Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging.
Dr. Michael Hasselmo, a Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and a CompNet Steering Committee Member, has been named the inaugural Director of the Center for Systems Neuroscience (CSN) at Boston University.