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.

The live streaming link for the seminar on

Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Joao Luis Carvalho de Souza, Ph.D. , Location: Medical Research Building, 102
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Lisa So , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Paulo Pires, Ph.D. , Location: Medical Research Building, 102
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Oscar Mendez , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601

Neuroscience News

Oland receives Education Award

Congratulations to Dr. Lynne Oland, Department of Neuroscience, for receiving the Excellence in Transformative Education Award.
Martha Bhattacharya

Bhattacharya and Yin receive BIO5 Team Scholars Program Award

Congratulations to Dr. Martha Bhattacharya, Department of Neuroscience and Dr. Fei Yin, Director of Translational Neuroscience in the Center for Innovation in Brain Sciences (CIBS) and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, for receiving the BIO5 Team Scholars Program award.
Dr. Haijiang Cai

These neurons affect how much you do, or don't, want to eat

UA researchers, in Dr. Haijiang Cai's Lab, publish findings affecting eating behaviors in top journals.