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Neural Systems


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
E. Floh  Thiels ethiels@nsf.gov (703) 292-8167  E12334  
Evan  Balaban ebalaban@nsf.gov (703) 292-2689  E12338  
Sridhar  Raghavachari sraghava@nsf.gov (703) 292-4845  E12328  
Richmond  R. Thompson rrthomps@nsf.gov (703) 292-4724  E12327  


SYNOPSIS

The Neural Systems Cluster supports neuroscience that span multiple levels of analysis ranging from the molecular and cellular to the complex behavioral aspects of organisms.  The Cluster encourages the use of comparative approaches, studies of organisms in their natural contexts, and the development of novel theoretical, computational, and transdisciplinary approaches to guide and instruct experimental design. 

Proposals should be submitted to one of the three programs below:  

The Organization Program (Program Code: 7712; Evan Balaban, 703 292 2689, ebalaban@nsf.gov) supports research on how the nervous system is organized along developmental, genetic, molecular, and cellular lines; explorations of developmental mechanisms; and how experimental/environmental interactions affect basic structural and functional characteristics of the nervous system.

The Activation Program (Program Code: 7713; Sridhar Raghavachari, 703 292 4845, sraghavaca@nsf.gov) supports research focused on how signals from the external environment activate the nervous system, and how the nervous system integrates sensorimotor responses to trigger an action.

The Modulation Program (Program Code: 7714; Floh Thiels, 703 292 8167, ethiels@nsf.gov; Richmond Thompson, 703 292 4724, rrthomps@nsf.gov) supports research focused on mechanisms mediating organism-environment interactions, including, but not limited to, synaptic, circuit, and behavioral plasticity; social and emotional regulation of behaviors; neuroendocrine and neuroimmune function; biological rhythms and other complex functions.


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