Center for Neuropharmacology & Neuroscience

Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Med
Strengthening collaboration in neuroscience research as well as training tomorrow's neuroscientists.

The Center for Neuropharmacology & Neuroscience (CNN) is composed of internationally recognized faculty scientists, whose research interests are focused on the nervous system. The Center is well-regarded for its research programs aimed at understanding addiction, pain, epilepsy, behavior and more.


CNN Research

The CNN aims to facilitate and strengthen collaborations in neuroscience research, while providing a unique interface for interactions among clinical and basic scientists. Neuropharmacology and neuroscience are large and diverse fields that encompass physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, behavior, development, neural disorders and diseases. The techniques used to study these different research areas include analytical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, electrophysiology, behavioral testing, and cell culture.

Read about an anti-addiction drug that was studied at Albany Med which has moved onto human trials.

CNN Graduate Program

The Center also is focused on training future neuroscientists through graduate programs designed to provide the education and expertise needed for a career in neuropharmacology and neuroscience research. Our students are supervised by internationally recognized faculty and they benefit from the individual attention that this program fosters. Graduates of this program have pursued careers in research and teaching in a variety of academic, clinical and industrial settings.

Read about Albany Medical College students showcasing their research.


Brain Bee


The Center for Neurosciences and Neuropharmacology at Albany Medical Center is excited to announce its first Local Brain Beecompetition, to be held 11am Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at the Huyck Auditorium at Albany Med. Students ages 13-19 who are interested in science and medicine are invited to compete against their peers for a chance to attend the Regional Brain Bee Competition in Baltimore, Maryland, later this year. 

Learn more about the Brain Bee.