Department faculty are associated with three major research institutes and several campus-wide research groups.Research InstitutesCenter for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
, directed by Interim Director Dr. Craig Stark, is dedicated to a multidisciplinary investigation of the brain mechanisms responsible for learning and memory.Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders
, directed by Dr. Frank LaFerla, uses basic science and clinical approaches to study dementia, particularly Alzheimer's Disease.Reeve-Irvine Research Center
, directed by Dr. Oswald Steward, studies spinal cord injuries and diseases that cause paralysis or other loss of neurologic function, with the goal of finding a cure.Research GroupsBio-Imaging Interest GroupComputational and Theoretical Neurobiology ForumEpilepsy Research Center (EpiCenter)Center for Hearing ResearchMeetings and Seminars
The Department, research institutes and groups host international conferences, workshops, and seminars
The Department also sponsors Neuroblitz
, a weekly seminar series for graduate students and post-docs to present their research, and Neurobeer
, a quarterly social gathering for students, post-docs and faculty.
The annual UCI Neuroscience Symposium
is a day-long gathering for neuroscientists across campus.
UCI Neuroscience Symposium
Dr. Oswald Steward and keynote speaker,
Nobel Laureate Dr. Irwin Neher