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 link for the seminar on Tuesday, December 3rd with Dr. Paul Taghert is:

Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Andrew Tubbs , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Data Blitz
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:30pm
Speaker: To Be Determined , Location: Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Timothy Miller, MD, Ph.D. , Location: To Be Determined
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Laura Colgin, Ph.D. , Location: To Be Determined

Neuroscience News

Dr. Irina Sinakevitch & Nat Klein Publish in JoVe

Congratulations to Dr. Irina Sinakevitch and Nat Klein for having their paper accepted by JoVe.

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.