“The students are like vectors of transmission between the laboratories ... a powerful and healthy aspect of the department ...”

- Gary Yellen

PiN students are actively encouraged to seek collaboration across labs and institutions.  The entities below assist students in building successful collaborations across labs both at Harvard and at other institutions.

Harvard Brain Science Initiative HBI was formed in 2015 to coordinate the large number of neuroscience labs and resources at Harvard.  Directed by Michael E. Greenberg (Chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School) and Joshua Sanes (Director of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University), HBI offers seed grants, puts on seminars and public events, and promotes collaboration among neuroscience labs across Harvard.

Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center  The NeuroDiscovery Center promotes collaboration specifically among labs and facilities seeking to cure neurologic and psychiatric diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MS, ALS, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Core Facilities at Harvard Medical School  Core scientific facilities support research and collaboration by providing access to services, equipment, and staff that would be too expensive or difficult for a single lab to provide.  

Center for Brain Science  The Center for Brain Science, based on the Harvard undergraduate campus in Cambridge, unites researchers pursuing the discovery of the function and structure of neural circuits.  Members of CBS come from the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, the School of Engineering at Harvard, and most of the local hospitals.

Harvard Affiliates

PiN students have access to faculty and resources at all of Harvard's affiliate institutions. PiN faculty are concentrated at Harvard Medical School, the nearby teaching hospitals, and departments/labs on Harvard's Cambridge campus. A full listing of PiN faculty can be found here and filtered by location, research areas, and research techniques.