One of many research initiatives in assistant professor Rick Matthews' lab focuses on the role of extracellular matrix and cell surface glycoproteins in the developing nervous system and in learning, memory, plasticity and diseases. This slide shows extracellular matrix (ECM) staining on a glioma initiating cell.

Neuroscience Program

Neuroscience Program
Institute For Human Performance
3709 NRB, 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-4413
Fax: 315 464-7712
Name: Rick Matthews, PhD, Neuroscience Program Director

The graduate program in Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental program divided into three main areas: Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Development and Regeneration, and Systems Neuroscience.

Our research relates to many human diseases and disorders including fetal alcohol syndrome, spinal cord injury, degenerative retinal disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.