Discover the Mind
The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior programs provide a broad foundation in neuroscience combined with proficiency in a specific area of research.
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
Janet Branchaw (University of Wisconsin), Jenny Knight (University of Colorado) and Audrey Lew (UC Irvine) The National Science Foundation awarded Audrey Chen Lew (UC Irvine), Janet Branchaw (University of Wisconsin), and Jenny Knight (University of Colorado)...