NACS' Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC)

Made possible by a $2 million award from the NSF, the MNC will house a new fMRI scanner and the University's existing MEG, a combination that exists at only a couple of locations in the country. The center opens in Summer 2011.

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Welcome To NACS

The Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland offers research and training opportunities in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience with internationally-renowned faculty who interact among three campuses: in Baltimore City, at Baltimore County and at College Park. Each campus offers graduate training leading to a Ph.D. degree.


The NACS Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) Center exponentially advances the university's already considerable capacity for research on the human brain. learn more >>>

News Highlights
03/25/15 Congratulations to Clare Sengupta!
NACS student Clare Sengupta was named a 2015-2016 Advancing Science in America (ARCS) scholar. The ARCS Foundation is a national organization that provides scholarships to U.S. graduates and undergraduates who study in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine. read more >

03/11/15 Jonathan Simon awarded NIH R01 grant!
NACS faculty Jonathan Simon was awarded an NIH R01 grant, "Auditory Scene Analysis and Temporal Cortical Computations." The research will further the understanding of how people are able to focus on an individual speaker in an environment with many sounds and voices. read more >

12/22/14 Catherine Carr and colleagues' paper top 5 most-read article in JEB in 2014
Catherine Carr and her colleagues' paper titled, "Biophysics of directional hearing in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)," is ranked the top 5 most read research article of 2014 in the Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB). read more >

12/03/14 NACS faculty members named 2014 AAAS Fellows!
Congratulations to Dean Greg Ball (BSOS) and Dr. Nan Ratner (HESP) who were named as 2014 Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are elected based on their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts made on behalf of the advancement of science. read more >

10/31/14 Daphne Soares Receives Women of Discovery Award
Former NACS faculty member and alum Dr. Daphne Soares was the recent recipient of the Earth Award from WINGS WorldQuest, an organization that celebrates and supports extraordinary women explorers. read more >

10/09/14 NACS faculty receives grant from NIH
Lisa Taneyhill has been awarded a research grant from the NIH. Taneyhill and her colleagues use chick embryos to try to uncover how two different cell types migrate and adhere to each other to form the cranial ganglia, a cluster of nerve cells responsible for receiving sensory information. read more >

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