Leading the way to Discovery
Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB)
The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) is made up of a community of faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows and staff who share a common goal: creating an exciting intellectual environment that optimizes our research and teaching missions. From boosting brain health to fighting Alzheimer’s disease and addiction, NBB researchers explore the mysteries and power of the MIND. UCI BioSci was the first institution worldwide to establish a department dedicated to neuroscience, launching it in 1964, five years before the Society for Neuroscience’s formation. NBB continues to innovate using techniques such as advanced imaging to probe the mind’s extraordinary capacities. The faculty guides students in learning how the brain brings recollections, thoughts, emotions and consciousness into being.
NBB faculty have received a wide range of prestigious awards, both for their innovative research and for their commitment and excellence in teaching.
Exciting opportunities exist for undergraduate BioSci students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology or Human Biology.
Our graduate training gives students a broad foundation in neuroscience, technical proficiency in an area of interest, and an understanding of the fundamentals and subtleties.
Research at NBB
Dr. Claudia Kawas Over the next 30 years, the number of Americans age 90 and above is expected to triple, and an NIH-funded research study called 90+ at the University of California, Irvine is trying...
Ph.D. student Angeline Dukes Ph.D. student Morgan Coburn Congratulations to Angeline Duke and Morgan Coburn for winning...
Associate Professor Christie Fowler discusses potential biases in experimentation and data interpretation in a new podcast from the Society for Neuroscience’s Foundations of Rigorous Neuroscience Research program. Hear how Professor Fowler and other neuroscientists minimize...