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.

Neuroscience Data Blitz
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm
Speaker: To Be Determined , Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Zhigang He, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Fei Yin, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Michelle Ciucci, 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.