The Neuroscience Program aims to advance high quality fundamental research in cutting edge areas of current Neuroscience towards understanding the development and function of the brain and peripheral nervous system in vertebrate and invertebrate model systems. In addition to basic research, current and future projects emphasize the potential for innovative diagnostic and translational approaches to combat debilitating conditions that disrupt the function of the nervous system such as cognitive and learning disabilities, dementias, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders. Furthermore, the Program reaches out to Greek and International companies operating in the area of pharmaceuticals that target the nervous system with the aim of joint projects and strategic partnerships. External members of the Program include adjunct researchers, Dr Antonis Stamatakis, Associate Professor of Biology in the School of Nursing at the University of Athens who contributes his expertise on mouse behavioral analyses, Dr Christos Consoulas, an Associate Professor of Experimental Physiology at the University of Athens Medical School who collaborates in the area of Neurophysiology, Dr Ioannis Sotiropoulos a Researcher at the University of Minho in Braga Portugal, on Tauopathies and Dr Panos Roussos an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Genetics and Genomics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY.
Current member researchers of the Program:
- M. Denaxa - Development and Function of Cortical Interneurons
- K. Papanikolopoulou - Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Tauopathies
- M. Skoulakis - Molecular Cognitive Neuroscience
- L. Turin - Quantum Neurobiology