Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior - NPB

  Recent NPB News

Dr. Sue Bodine & Dr. Keith Baar Join National Effort on Links Between Health and Exercise

The National Institutes of Health announced a six year, $170 million project to investigate the molecular changes that come with physical activity and how they influence health. Read more at the SacBee.

Dr. Sue Bodine – Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Physiology


The American Physiological Society announced that NPB Professor Dr. Sue Bodine will be the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Physiology. Her term begins July 1, 2017.

Dr. Gabrielle Nevitt - Research on seabirds and marine debris highlighted.

UC Davis published an exposé on Dr. Gabrielle Nevitt's research into why seabirds eat plastic which was recently published in the journal Science Advances.

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Welcome to the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at UC Davis


     Our mission is to extend knowledge, through our research, into the understanding of vital functions common to all animals, and to convey our knowledge and expertise in this area to our students. All animals perform certain basic functions-they grow, reproduce, move, respond to stimuli and maintain homeostasis. The physiological mechanisms upon which these functions depend are precisely regulated and highly integrated, but may be disrupted by disease, injury and aging. Actions of the nervous and endocrine systems determine behavior and the interaction between organisms and their physical and social environments. Exercise and physical activity also regulate the physiological, biomechanical and behavioral aspects of the organism.

    The research and teaching missions in the Department focuses on functional mechanisms; the control, regulation and integration of these mechanisms; and the behavior that relates to those mechanisms at the level of the molecule, the cell, the organ system and the organism, including at the human ecological level.


     


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