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, March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Dayu Lin, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Data Blitz
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 5:30pm
Speaker: TBD , Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Neuroscience News

Leslie Tolbert named an AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Leslie Tolbert on being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Becca Van Sickler

Becca Van Sickler receives the Galileo Circle Copernicus Award

Congratulations to Becca Van Sickler for receiving the Copernicus award.

Hildebrand receives the Wigglesworth Medal

Dr. John G. Hildebrand receives the Wigglesworth Medal of the Royal Entomological Society from the past President, Dr. John A. Pickett.