Message From The Chair

Behavioral neuroscience focuses on the interface of behavior and biological mechanisms. It is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in the biomedical sciences because it is fundamental to improving our understanding and treatment of brain illnesses such as addiction, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, mood disorders, and PTSD. Welcome!

Aqilah McCane Selected As Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellow

Dr. Aqilah McCane, PhD

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellow Aqilah McCane for being recently selected by the Society of Neuroscience as a Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellow.

Welcome Our New Faculty Member, Dr. Deena Walker

Dr. Deena Walker, PhD

We are pleased to welcome new faculty member, Deena Walker, PhD, to the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. Dr. Walker is joining us from The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. 

Her research interests include Behavioral Neuroendocrinology and Sex differences in motivation and reward.

Welcome Dr. Walker.

Department Diversity Statement

The Department of Behavioral Neuroscience is committed to ensuring that all graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, staff, and faculty members are treated with dignity and respect. We understand that diversity enriches and improves the quality of research and ideas and creates an environment conducive to the development of novel, innovative solutions. We understand that a diverse representation in all levels of departmental functioning is key in promoting voices which might otherwise be silenced. We are committed individually and as a department to learning and growing so that we might continue to improve the ways in which we support diversity and respect, promote a welcoming environment, and abolish inequalities in all aspects of our work.  

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