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

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.

Gaige Tucker receives John G. Hildebrand Scholarship

Congratulations to Gaige Tucker for being this year's recipient of the John G. Hildebrand Summer Research Scholarship.