At the forefront of discovery and innovation is the Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS) at Queen's University, a hub of multidisciplinary research and teaching aimed at improving our understanding of the brain how it works and how new therapies and diagnoses can play an important role in the prevention and treatment of diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Obesity, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, Behavioral Disorders, Depression to name a few. Our discoveries become more important with each passing day. As our population ages and Canadians live longer, the number of people who suffer from chronic neurological and psychiatric conditions is also rising, and their health care needs are accounting for billions of dollars each year. The Centre and its programs are unique in that they are built on diverse technology and multidisciplinary approaches to neuroscience.
The CNS is an internationally recognized team of over 70 basic, clinical and social scientists with expertise in molecular, cellular, systems, behavioural, cognitive, social, clinical and perceptual aspects of neuroscience from the Faculties of Arts and Science, Education and Health Sciences . Together, they transform conventional ideas into novel approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various neurological diseases.
The Centre now offers an undergraduate specialization in neuroscience through the Queen's University Life Sciences program as well as a multidisciplinary graduate program in neuroscience. We are educating the next generation of leaders who will build on our progress in reducing the impact of neurological disorders. Top students from across North America and beyond come to the Centre to learn in a collaborative environment where they can cross departmental divisions and learn from the best minds in the field.