Department of Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the scientific study of nervous systems. The field encompasses the anatomy, behavioral functions, biochemistry, development, evolution, genetics, pharmacology, and physiology of nervous systems as well as biologically inspired robotics and prosthetics, computational modeling, and mechanisms of neurological and psychiatric diseases. The Department of Neuroscience is devoted to education and research in this remarkably interdisciplinary and dynamic field of modern science. Research in the Department of Neuroscience emphasizes analysis of neural circuits as it pertains to cellular, developmental, molecular and systems neurobiology, neuroethology, and neurogenetics.

Neuroscience Events

Neuroscience Colloquiums are jointly supported by the Neuroscience Department and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience.

Many colloquiums are live streamed. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android using Zoom. A link to the specific seminar will be posted here 30 minutes prior to each streamed event.

Live Link for the February 27, 2018 seminar:
Speaker: Kelsey Nation, NRSC Graduate Student
Seminar Title: The role of kappa opioid receptor signaling in injury-free pain

Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Michelle Ciucci, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Hugo Bellen, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Special Event
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 2:00pm
Speaker: To Be Determined , Location: Madera Canyon
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Sliman Bensmaia, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601

Neuroscience News

Rachel Sadler

Rachel Sadler Receives the 2017 Hildebrand Scholarship

Congratulations to Rachel Sadler for receiving the 2017 Hildebrand Scholarship.
Nicholas Strausfeld

New Clues From Brain Structures of Mantis Shrimp

Research led by UA neuroscientists sheds light on the evolution of some of the earliest brain structures and stirs up questions about centers that support learning and memory.

Leslie Tolbert Elected to Harvard University's Board of Overseers

Congratulations to Leslie Tolbert on being elected to Harvard University's Board of Overseers.