The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN) is made up of faculty, professional staff, and students conducting groundbreaking neuroscience research. Our mission is to foster creativity and collaboration among people who have a passion for understanding the complexities of the nervous system and applying this knowledge to improve human health, productivity, and quality of life.

Connect with Us

If you’re interested in working with us, the best place to start is to reach out to one of our active research labs.

The CEN prides itself in providing unprecedented opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to become involved in state-of-the-art neuroscience research. For undergraduates, there is a neuroscience major and a minor, as well as an undergraduate neuroscience club that is actively involved in our K-12 Outreach program.

Bringing together neuroscience faculty, professional staff, and students, the outreach program fosters relationships with the local community to promote STEM education. We are always interested in volunteers for one of our many outreach events. We also have a number of community partnerships with local businesses to help support and maintain our dynamic programs.

Brain Fair

The CEN created the annual Brain Fair to engage the local community in brain exploration with the goal of promoting interest in STEM disciplines (neuroscience in particular) within the greater community.


Molliver and Goode

UNE researchers study on pain sensitivity published in neuroscience journal

children's brain awareness activity

In lieu of Brain Fair, neuroscience students create e-library of brain-related activities for school children

Tamara King

Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences receives funding for new project


There are no upcoming events at this time.

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