An Award-Winning

Faculty

Our researchers make discoveries related to maintaining a healthy brain, including investigations into Alzheimer’s disease and addiction, the computational brain, which involves studies of learning and memory, and the social/artistic brain with researchers using advanced imaging techniques to unlock the mysteries of our minds.
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    • 6 AAAS Fellows

      6 Faculty members have been named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    • A Diverse Faculty

      The NBB interests include investigation into Alzheimer’s disease and addiction, the computational brain, which involves studies of learning and memory, just to name a few.

    • Collaboration

      NBB faculty travel around the world to collaborate with top scientists and researchers from many distinguished institutions.

Faculty Directory

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Mathew Blurton-Jones

Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

mblurton@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 5243

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Jorge A. Busciglio

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

jbuscigl@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 4820

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Larry Cahill

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

lfcahill@uci.edu

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Liz Chrastil

Liz Chrastil

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

chrastil@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 6267

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Susana Cohen-Cory

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

scohenco@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 8188

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Karina Cramer

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

cramerk@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 2447

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Norbert J. Fortin

Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

norbert.fortin@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 9740

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Christie D. Fowler

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

cdfowler@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 8363

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Ron Frostig

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

rfrostig@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 2883

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Sunil Gandhi

Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

spgandhi@uci.edu

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Kim Green

Kim Green

Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

kim.green@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 3859

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John F. Guzowski

Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

john.g@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 0259

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Frank LaFerla

Dean | Chancellor’s Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

laferla@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 5315

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Thomas Edward Lane

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

tlane@uci.edu
(949) 824-1360

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Michael Leon

Professor Emeritus, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

mleon@uci.edu

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Audrey Lew

Assistant Professor of Teaching, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

lewac@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 5607

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Gyorgy Lur

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

glur@uci.edu
(949) 824 -5436

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Stephen Mahler

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

mahlers@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 6128

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Jim McGaugh

James L. McGaugh

Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

jlmcgaug@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 5401

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Bruce McNaughton

Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

brucemcn@uci.edu
(949) 824 -9642

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Raju Metherate

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

raju.metharate@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 6141

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Andrea Nicholas

Associate Professor of Teaching, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

acnichol@uci.edu

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Ian Parker

Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

iparker@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 7332

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Craig E. L. Stark

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

cestark@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 4201

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Georg F. Striedter

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

georg.striedter@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 5228

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Katumi Sumikawa

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

ksumikaw@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 5310

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Vivek Swarup

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

vswarup@uci.edu
(949) 824-3182

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Arielle Tambini

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

atambini@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 7285

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Marcelo A. Wood

Chair | Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

mwood@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 6114

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Michael Yassa

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

myassa@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 1687

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Kevin T. Beier

Assistant Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

kbeier@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 1083

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Ruth Benca

Chair, Professor Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine

rbenca@uci.edu
(714) 456 – 7209

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Carl W. Cotman

Professor, Neurology
School of Medicine

cwcotman@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 5847

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Christine M. Gall

Chair, Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

cmgall@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 8652

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Joshua Grill

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

jgrill@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 5905

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Claudia H. Kawas

Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1983
Theoretical biology of cancer, infectious diseases, and immunology.

ckawas@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 2323

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John Middlebrooks

Ph.D. Stanford University, 1998
Global carbon and nutrient cycles, fires, atmospheric trace gases, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions
(Joint appointment with Earth System Science).

j.middl@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 0119

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Oswald Steward

UCI Distinguished Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology
School of Medicine
UCI Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

osteward@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 8908

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Andrea Tenner

Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
School of Biological Sciences
Professor, Pathology
School of Medicine
Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

atenner@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 3268

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Leslie Thompson

Chancellor’s Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine
Chancellor’s Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

lmthomps@uci.edu
(949) 824 – 6756

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