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
Pictured: Eitan Schechtman-Drayman, Assistant Professor of Department of Neurobiology and Behavior Assistant Professor Eitan Schechtman-Drayman from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory fellow, has been recognized...
Pictured: Oswald Steward, Director of the UCI Reeve-Irvine Research Center Oswald Steward, director of the UCI Reeve-Irvine Research Center, has been appointed president of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest organization for the study of...
Cited: Mathew Blurton-Jones, study co-lead author Mathew Blurton-Jones, UCI professor of neurobiology & behavior and study co-lead author was recently featured on Medical Express, on how our brains can turn into smarter disease fighters. Combating Alzheimer's and...
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