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 live streaming link for the seminar with Dr. Lisa Giocomo, Tuesday, 1/22/19 at 4:00 is:

Neuroscience Data Blitz
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 5:30pm
Speaker: To Be Determined , Location: Tucson Botanical Gardens
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Speaker: George Sutphin, Ph.D. , Location: Gould Simpson, 601
Neuroscience Colloquium
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Louis Ptacek, Ph.D. , Location: MRB, 102
Neuroscience Colloquium
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
Speaker: Mani Ramaswami, Ph.D. , Location: Gould-Simpson, 601

Neuroscience News

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence Elected Chair of APAC

Congratulations to Jennifer Lawrence on being elected Chair of the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council (APAC).
Areen Badwal

Areen Badwal Receives Microscopy Society for America Grant

Congratulations to Areen Badwal for receiving the Microscopy Society for America Grant.

Stefano Dicenso Admitted to Prestigious Summer Program

Congratulations to Stefano Dicenso for being admitted to Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research.