The goal of the neuroscience research group is development of new medications for neuropsychiatric illnesses that are more effective - work for more patients - and work much faster.
For over a decade Marquette University's College of Health Sciences has been focused on research efforts on the neurobiological underpinnings of mental illness. In doing so, they have:
Assembled over a dozen faculty neuroscientists, eight postdoctoral research fellows, a robust research infrastructure and technical staff and a neuroscience graduate program.
Employed a multi-faceted approach to solving the problem of mental illness through an array of biomedical science disciplines - from biochemistry, neuroanatomy, cellular/molecular biology and integrative physiology to pathology, neuropharmacology and molecular genetics.
Studied the nervous system from a broad range of experimental perspectives, examining brain systems thought to underlie the spectrum of mental disorders. Focusing on areas of overlap among these brain systems holds the key to opening doors to new treatments.