Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior - NPB

Recent NPB News

Dr. Calisi in the NY Times

Dr. Rebecca Calisi's research was featured in the NY Times for her work with pidgeons and lead contamination. An article was also featured on the UC Davis news site.

Hellman Fellowship Award - Dr. Fioravante

Dr. Diasynou Fioravante has been selected for the Hellman Fellowship Award.

Nicholas Aguirre - Graduate Scholarship

Nicholas Aguirre, a graduate student in Dr. Keith Baar's lab, was awarded the Barbara A. Horwitz & John M. Horowitz Graduate Scholarship.

CBS Undergraduate of the Year - Jenice Cheah

NPB major student and member of Dr. Aldrin Gomes' lab, Jenice Cheah was selected the CBS Undergraduate of the Year.

Dr. Mulloney Honored

NPB Professor Emeritus Brian Mulloney has been named by the Vice Provost - Academic Affairs Maureen Stanton as a Special Faculty Assistant for Internal Faculty Recognition.

New NPB Faculty

NPB is very pleased to welcome Dr. Rebecca Calisi and Dr. Stacey Combes as new Assistant Professors, and also Dr. Natalia Caporale as a new Lecturer.

Dr. Zito - 2015-2016 Chancellor's Fellow

Dr. Karen Zito was honored as a
2015-2016 Chancellor's Fellow by Chancellor Katehi.

Dr. Fioravante - Next Generation Award

Dr. Diasynou Fioravante was awarded with the Next Generation Award. The award was recently announced in a Society for Neuroscience press release.

Dr. Cheng - UC Davis 2015 Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Dr. Hwai-Jong Cheng honored as the UC Davis 2015 Outstanding Faculty Advisor. This announcement was included in the University's Fall Welcome

NPB Emeritus Dr. Sillman passes away

Dr. Arnie Sillman passed away August 27th at age 74.

Dr. Furlow - ADUE and Director of Honors Program

Dr. David Furlow has been selected as the new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and the Director of the University Honors Program.

Atrin Toussi - 2015 Goldwater Scholar

NPB major student Atrin Toussi was awarded as UCD's only 2015 Goldwater Scholar.
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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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