Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy (NBA)

The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy (NBA) is strongly committed to its major academic missions of research and education.


Over 50 faculty (primary and joint) are actively engaged in neurobiology research across a broad spectrum of interests

Research Areas

  • Cell Signaling & Communications
  • Learning, Memory, & Adaptive Plasticity
  • Neurobiology of Disease
  • Neurodevelopment & Aging
  • Sensory, Motor, & Integrative Systems Neuroscience


Teaching and leadership roles in education remain enduring commitments today, as they have been since the inception of the medical campus in the 1920s.

Education Areas

  • Graduate Education
  • Academic Honors Program in Medical Neurobiology (MD-MS)
  • Medical Education
  • Postgraduate Medical Scientist Training Program (PGMSTP) in Medical Neurobiology
  • Undergraduate Education

Extensive state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodologies are available for investigators and students, both within laboratories and across a set of departmental and institutional research cores.

Affiliated Programs

Schmitt Program on Integrative Brain Research (SPIBR) Anatomical Gift Program

Upcoming Seminar:

Identifying the Roles of ASK and CEM Neurons in Male C. Elegans Pheromone Attraction
Holly Beaulac
PhD Candidate
Monday, November 30, 2015 4:00 PM 20151130T1700000 MC 3-6408 (K-307)