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, October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Nirinjini Naidoo, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Special Event
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Speaker: To Be Determined , Location: Madera Canyon
Neuroscience Data Bllitz
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 5:30pm
Speaker: To Be Determined , Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Neuroscience Data Blitz
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm
Speaker: To Be Determined , Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Neuroscience News

Nicholas Strausfeld

New Clues From Brain Structures of Mantis Shrimp

Research led by UA neuroscientists sheds light on the evolution of some of the earliest brain structures and stirs up questions about centers that support learning and memory.

Leslie Tolbert Elected to Harvard University's Board of Overseers

Congratulations to Leslie Tolbert on being elected to Harvard University's Board of Overseers.

Graduate Student Awards - honoring top graduate students

Congratulations to Rebekah Keating, Lilian Patron, and Meaghan Torvund for receiving top graduate student awards.