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
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.
Distinguished Professor Barbara Horwitz was the Marshal at the 2014 College of Biological Sciences Commencement. Pictured (l to r): Erwin Bautista, Earl Carstens, Jim Trimmer, Barbara Horwitz, Keith Baar. Not pictured: Hwai-Jong Cheng, Paul Salitsky.
- Distinguished Professor Barbara Horwitz was the Marshal at the 2014 College of Biological Sciences Commencement. Pictured (l to r): Erwin Bautista, Earl Carstens, Jim Trimmer, Barbara Horwitz, Keith Baar. Not pictured: Hwai-Jong Cheng, Paul Salitsky.
- Depth-coded image of a bilateral pair of commissural neurons, filled with the fluorescent marker Texas Red, that are part of the intersegmental circuit that coordinates movements of crayfish swimmerets.
- Simultaneous immunofluorescence labeling of rat hippocampus with three mouse monoclonal antibodies against Caspr/Paranodin (green), Ankyrin-G (red), and Kv1.2 (blue).
- Green fluorescent protein-expressing retinal ganglion cells in flat-mounted, adult rat retina.
- Transretinal section of light-adapted adult rat retina, showing elevated cAMP levels (green) and phosphorylated CaMKII (red) in individual ganglion cell layer somata (arrowheads).
- Computational study of finding the cell center.
- Exercise Physiology.
- Signalling events activated by exercise in a low-glycogen state.
- The potential role that higher predators play in the cycling of sulfur.
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