Neuroscience Departmental Faculty
Comprehending the full function of the brain, in health and disease, requires the understanding of sub-cellular processes in single neurons, signal integration by the brain and cognitive function. Neuroscience faculty members are tackling many of the cutting edge questions in neuroscience through the integration of multiple disciplines, different model systems and a broad spectrum of technologies. The Integrative Biology Ph.D. Program of FAU has teamed up with the Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI)
to create a Program in Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IB-N)
. The IB-N program is a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience offering a broad range of training by faculty members and practical workshops in advanced methods offered by staff of excellent core facilities. The Department also offers Masters degrees
. The Department of Biological Sciences, in a joint program with FAU’s Department of Psychology, also offers a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior
. Research opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students are offered with select faculty from MPFI, FAU and Scripps Florida
NameArea of EmphasisClaiborne, Brenda J.
Neuronal development in human hippocampal formation and learning in aged individualsDawson-Scully, Ken
Neurobiology of cellular stress and neuroprotection using live cell imaging, electrophysiology and behavior geneticsGodenschwege, Tanja
Molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurodevelopment, cellular basis of neurological disorders and drug discoveryJia, Kailiang
Molecular regulation of agingKeene, Alex
Neurogenetics and the evolution of behaviorMacleod, Greg
Mitochondrial support of neurotransmission, pH influences on synaptic plasticity, neurotransmission and agingMilton, Sarah L.
Vertebrate anoxia tolerance, marine turtle physiologyMurphey, Rod
Development and degeneration of synapses