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 Colloquium
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Salvatore Oddo, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Leah Krubitzer, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Data Blitz
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 5:30pm
Speaker: TBD , Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Geoffrey Shoenbaum, M.D., Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601

Neuroscience News

$50K Donation to the John G. Hildebrand Endowment in Neuroscience

A generous donation of $50K was made to the John G. Hildebrand Endowment in Neuroscience. 

Wulfila Gronenberg promoted to Professor

Congratulations to Wulfila Gronenberg on his promotion to full Professor!

Birdsong Could Offer Clues to Human Speech Disorders

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.