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.
Department of Neuroscience
Neuroscience Colloquiums are jointly supported by the Neuroscience Department and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience.
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
ALS and Dementia: Disorders of Nuclear Trafficking as revealed by the intersection of diverse models: human iPS neurons, transgenic mice, flies and human brain.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
UA researcher Julie Miller hopes to use her joint appointment in neuroscience and speech, language and hearing sciences to uncover the secrets behind language problems locked away in the brain.
The University Distinguished Professor Award was created to recognize faculty who have a long-term commitment to undergraduate education and have made outstanding contributions at The University of Arizona. Alan has made a difference in students' lives through personal commitment and mentoring a broad range of undergraduate students.
The Copernicus Award is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its non-tenure eligible faculty, appointed personnel or classified staff. Lynne's extraordinary accomplishments significantly advance the mission of their department and the knowledge base of their discipline.