Linda J. Richards AO, FAA, FAHMS, PhD

Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Edison Professor of Neuroscience

“The Department of Neuroscience is renowned for its excellence in medical and graduate education, and as a powerhouse with outstanding research leadership, innovative thinking and superb mentorship of trainees. Understanding the brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time.”


We have over 30 faculty investigators and over 40 joint faculty focused on neuroscience research. These investigators support over 80 trainees, including postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students.

The department also benefits from a dedicated team of administrative and research staff.