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Neuroscience Institute


The Neuroscience Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina is an interdisciplinary group of biomedical scientists representing nearly all departments in the College of Medicine and several others in other colleges. Neuroscience research at MUSC is nationally and internationally recognized in many aspects of the field, ranging from molecular and cellular neuroscience to clinical neuroscience. Strong emphasis is placed on new combinations of ideas and techniques, for example the application of new developments in basic neuroscience to clinical problems; the use of molecular techniques to solve problems in cellular and integrative neuroscience; and the development of novel cellular and animal models of neurological and psychiatric illness.

Among the highest profile research endeavors are those in the molecular biology of sensory processing, cell signaling and spinal cord function, and understanding the molecular basis and neural plasticity in addiction to drugs of abuse. These strong research foci are coupled to equally strong clinical research laborations.

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