The Center for
Translational Neuroscience (CTN) is a division
of the Department of Neurobiology &
Developmental Sciences in the College of Medicine, and has over a
The CTN is also the research arm of the Jackson T. Stephens
Spine & Neuroscience Institute.
Examples of ongoing research at the CTN are described in
more detail in the Research pages for each lab.
environment of the CTN is highlighted by a Career Development Program
that includes an a) External Advisory Committee, b) Internal Mentor Program, c)
Visiting Mentor Program, d) Distinguished Speaker Series, e) Internal and
External Grant Application Reviews, f) Biostatistics and Experimental Design
Program, g) Grant Writing Workshops, and h) Mock Peer Review Training Program.
The resources of the CTN include several Cores, an
a) Administrative Core with direct accounting and purchasing capacity, b)
Electrophysiology Core facility with Evoked Potential, Psychomotor Vigilance
Task (PVT), Operant Test Battery (OTB), Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS, for
measuring relative frontal lobe blood flow), and Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulation (TMS) capability, and c) Image Analysis Facility with light (2),
fluorescence (2) and confocal (1) imaging capability with image analysis