The 35 faculty members in the department use a wide range of approaches to study fundamental aspects of neural circuit development, organization, and function. They share a common goal of relating the biology of such circuits to the control of behavior. A broad array of animal models, as well as human subjects, are examined using a wide range of approaches, including electrophysiology, biophysics, molecular and cell biology, systems neuroscience, imaging, behavior and theory. Interdisciplinary research is facilitated by widespread collaboration between different labs. Several research projects in the department are focused on animal models of nervous system disease.