The Weill Medical College of Cornell University has a long tradition of neuroscience research. The faculty is large, and the research programs tackle the fundamental questions in the field at all levels - from genes to cells to systems to behavior.

The neuroscience community at Weill Cornell spans two campuses. The main one, containing the medical school and associated hospitals, is located on the upper east side of Manhattan, adjacent to Rockefeller University and across the street from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The second campus, with the rapidly growing Burke-Cornell Research Institute, is located in White Plains.

This website serves as a portal to all neuroscience research at Weill Cornell, including the list of faculty for both campuses, the graduate programs, the institutes, the clinical centers, and the latest news and events. Since many of the graduate programs and training grants are joint programs with Cornell/Ithaca, Rockefeller and Memorial Sloan Kettering, links to neuroscience at these institutions are also provided.

Dec. 2011: NIH awarded a five-year, $5.5 million Transformative Research Project Award to fund research into risk factors for spina bifida and related congenital defects. The research will be led by Dr. Betsy Ross and Dr. Chris Mason. Dr. Ross is the director of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Development and professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, and Dr. Mason is an assistant professor of computational genomics in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

Apr. 2011: Dr. Olivier Elemento was awarded an NSF CAREER Grant, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

Access Summer Program
The Access program of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is a summer internship program that trains underserved college students in the biomedical sciences.