Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physiology

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Our research in this area covers a broad spectrum of approaches to understand the functions and dysfunctions of specific molecules and cell types in the brain and spinal cord. Ongoing studies by department faculty are revealing molecular/cellular mechanisms in a variety brain regions including basal ganglia, spinal cord, neocortex, and hippocampus, and in both normal and pathological states, particularly Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, and neurodevelopmental disorders. A major theme is ion channels and electrophysiology.