Human Systems Neuroscience Laboratory

Lab Overview

Our research focuses on the study of the organization and dynamics of cortical brain circuits, and their disruption in disease. We use experimental and theoretical (computational) approaches to study molecular, synaptic, cellular interactions and interareal network connectivity, as the basis of cognitive and emotional processing for flexible attention and goal-oriented behavior.




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Lab Director and Principal Investigator: Prof. Basilis Zikopoulos




Our lab is affiliated with several interdisciplinary neuroscience initiatives centered at Boston University: 

Neural Systems Lab

Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN)

Graduate Program in Human Physiology (MS or PhD)

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine