UC Davis Neuroscience

Welcome to UC Davis Neuroscience - Basic Research that Makes a Difference

How do cells in the nervous system develop and form the connections that support healthy brain functioning?

How is information in the physical environment transformed into the sensations and perceptions that allow us to experience and navigate the world?

What can advanced imaging of the brain, from synapses to cells to systems, reveal?

How do genes and the environment affect how the brain develops and functions in health and disease?

How does the brain attend, learn and retain knowledge, and how does it regulate our thinking and behavior?

What are the causes and potential treatment of brain disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's and traumatic brain injury?

Check out what our faculty and students are doing by visiting the Center for Neuroscience and Neuroscience Graduate Progam pages!