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 News

Stephanie Munger receives a College of Science Excellence Award

Congratulations to Stephanie Munger for receiving a College of Science Excellence Award.

Cesar Medina receives the 2017 Excellence in STEM Diversity Award. Cesar also received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Cesar Medina for receiving the 2017 Excellence in STEM Diversity Award and for also receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

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).