Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy (NBA)

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


Over 40 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

The 2015 Annual NEUROSCIENCE Retreat!

Memorial Art Gallery, Friday, April 17th

Keynote Speaker is Valina Dawson, Ph.D. Director Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Programs, Institute for Cell Engineering, Professor of Neurology

Upcoming Seminar:

Fractalkine Signaling is Not Required for Ocular Dominance Plasticity
Rebecca Lowery
PhD Candidate
Monday, March 30, 2015 4:00 PM 20150330T1700000 MC 3-6408 (K-307)