Department of Neuroscience at UC Berkeley
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Neuroscience
The Department of Neuroscience, which will be launched in July 2024, will advance the understanding of brain, mind, and behavior through research, education and training. Our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers study how the brain functions in health and disease, how it generates behavior and thought, and how it computes. We investigate the nervous system on levels ranging from molecules and cells, to neural circuits and systems, to behavior and cognition, to neural computation. We also develop neurotechnology and explore the impacts of neuroscience on society.
Neuroscience has been growing and thriving at UC Berkeley for 40 years, with outstanding faculty, cutting-edge research and a vibrant PhD program. Until now, this community has been scattered across many departments. We are now finally coming together as our own department--the Department of Neuroscience. The department will launch in July 2024, with 33 faculty, and will have a broad scope ranging from molecules to mind, and including computational neuroscience and neurotechnology. We will advance new research areas, offer a comprehensive undergraduate neuroscience major, and develop exciting new programs. We will continue to offer outstanding PhD and postdoctoral training for tomorrow's research leaders. I am very excited to be part of this effort to advance neuroscience education, research, and discovery at Berkeley!