The Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Program at Duke-NUS is focused on understanding the structure and function of animal nervous systems, and the relation of neural mechanisms in model systems to human neurological, psychiatric and ophthalmological disorders. The research interests of the faculty members range from the development and differentiation of neurons to brain imaging, perception and behavior.
Collaborating with the clinical faculty at Singapore General Hospital, the National the Neuroscience Institute, the Institute of Mental Health and the Singapore Eye Research Centre, the Program has a strong footing in Parkinson’s disease, cognitive disorders, developmental disorders, schizophrenia and diseases of the neural retina. Especially important is our partnership with the academic faculty at the National Neuroscience Institute. The ultimate aim of much of the work carried out by the principal investigators in the Program is to translate their discoveries into diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in cognitive, developmental, neurological, psychiatric and eye diseases.
For more information, please visit the Program’s web site at http://research.duke-nus.edu.sg/nbd/index.php