Our History

The University of California Davis, recognizing the importance of neuroscience research and training, established the Center for Neuroscience in 1990. Under the direction of the Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, Robert D. Grey and a small cadre of ambitious faculty neurobiologists, the Center for Neuroscience has enjoyed three distinct phases of growth under the leadership of the following Center directors:

Michael Gazzaniga

Michael Gazzaniga, Ph.D.

1992 - 1996

Leo Chalupa

Leo Chalupa, Ph.D.

1996 – 1998

Ted Jones

Edward (Ted) Jones, M.D., Ph.D.

1998 – 2009

Cameron Carter

Cameron Carter, M.D.

2009 - 2017