Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at the Salk Institute


The principal objective of the Center is to develop a firm theoretical infrastructure for modern experimental neurobiology. We expect to accomplish this goal by promoting the application of theoretical concepts and techniques, drawn from the physical sciences, to a wide range of problems in neurobiology.

Our areas of study span a wide range of critical levels of analysis, including molecular characterization of ion channels, synaptic transmission and plasticity, developmental events in circuit formation, characterization of the properties of cortical neurons, and the relationship of the latter to sensory, perceptual and cognitive experience.


The Sloan-Swartz Center
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-4100