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Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology

Groupe de recherche en neurobiologie comportementale

Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology

Groupe de recherche en neurobiologie comportementale

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Director's message

Director, Shimon Amir

Welcome to the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology website,

Founded in 1983 and presently home to 17 principal investigators and over 150 students, post-doctoral trainees, and staff, Concordia University’s Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology (CSBN) continues to be one of the leading and most influential behavioral neuroscience centers in Canada.

As a long-standing member and current CSBN Director, I have witnessed a growing enthusiasm and commitment of Center members to innovative, multidisciplinary research that addresses fundamental questions about the neural, hormonal and molecular bases of motivation and reward, stress and emotion regulation, sexual behavior, learning and memory, and sleep and circadian rhythms.

In their effort to understand how molecules, cells, and circuits interact to generate adaptive and maladaptive behavior, CSBN members employ the latest technological advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, chemistry, and engineering to manipulate, image, and monitor the activity of genes, local neural circuits, and brain wide neural networks.

CSBN members are committed to rigorous training of students in a multidisciplinary and ever-changing scientific landscape, and are helping to build the next generation of highly skilled behavioral neuroscientists in Canada.

Moving forward we strive to surpass our record of excellence in scientific research by fostering innovative collaborations, recruiting new members, and promoting the skills and talents of our trainees. We invite you to learn more about the CSBN and help us participate in this endeavor.

Shimon Amir, PhD
Director, CSBN
Professor of Psychology
Concordia University

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