Neuroscience Research Institute

The SUNY-Old Westbury Neuroscience Research Institute (SUNY-NRI) is a multidisciplinary team of researchers investigating human neuropathology from a systems level approach.  The research is conducted on SUNY Old Westbury’s 604-acre campus providing exceptional hands on and applied opportunities for undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, toxicology, pathology, learning and memory, sensation and perception, drugs and addiction, psychopharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, behavior (characterization of models, associative, operant, instrumental, and higher order cognition), neuropathology, epigenetics, genomics, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.

Our team integrates many specialties to offer our students a unique, integrated, and holistic educational experience targeted towards an increased understanding of and/or treating insults to the central nervous system.

Outreach Programs and Goals

SUNY-NRI offers cutting edge access to research for undergraduate and high school students alike.

Summer Science Skills Training Program

The Summer Science Early Laboratory Skills Training Program for area high school students delves into the principles and applications of neuroscience laboratory techniques

Distinguished Collaborators

Researchers from around the region, state, nation and world collaborate with SUNY-NRI


Patrick Cadet

Associate Professor
Director of NRI
Co-director of CSTEP & LSAMP
Biological Sciences
Natural Sciences