The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior emphasizes research into the understanding of vital functions common to all animals. All animals perform certain basic functions-they grow, reproduce, move, respond to stimuli and maintain homeostasis. Read more...
Department of Neurobiology, Physiololgy, and Behavior
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
196 Briggs Hall
Phone: (530) 752-0203
Fax: (530) 752-5582
188 Briggs Hall
Peer Advisors: 530.754.9406
Shannamar Dewey, doctoral candidate from Aldrin Gomes's lab, is the 2013 recipient of the Irving I. Hertzendorf Memorial Award in Physiology. This award is given to the best student with outstanding qualities as a scholar and a humanitarian (March 2013).
Michael Wright, a post-doc from Brian Mulloney's lab, was awarded a UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Asadullah Awan, an NPB major student, received the 2013 Undergraduate Student of the Year Award. This award is given annually to a graduating senior in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, participation in significant research activities, and involvement in the campus and community. An Honors Reception will be held on May 31, 2013.
Alex Mogilner: Opposites attract: How cells and cell fragments move in electric fields. (UC Davis News - March 28, 2013)
Aldrin Gomes is the recipient of a 2013-2014 Faculty Development Award.
Karen Zito and Keith Baar were promoted to Associate Professor.
Amanda Klein, a 2012 doctoral graduate from Earl Carsten's lab, is the 2012-13 recipient of the Loren D. Carlson Prize in Physiology for her research on how nerve fibers transmit irritating sensations such as itch and burn to the brain (March 11, 2013).
Jeff Weidner is currently serving as UC Davis Interim Faculty Athletics Representative.
In Memorium: Barbara Chapman
Our dear friend Barbara Chapman, Professor of NPB, passed away on February 11 after a battle with cancer. Barbara was beloved by all of us in NPB, was a great scientist and wonderful colleague. We will miss her enthusiasm for inquiry, her passion for teaching, and her dedication to mentoring. Read more...
Applications for the College of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Awards.
Kimberley McAllister: Immune activation in pregnant mice affects brains of offspring. (UC Davis News - October 25, 2012)
Karen Zito has been elected as President of the UC Davis Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Chapters help members network, share information, and educate the public about neuroscience on the local level.
15 Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
2011 - 2012: #5 Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior (NPB); #9 Exercise Biology (EXB)
Several NPB faculty are recipients of the inaugural Research Investments in the Sciences and Engineering (RISE) awards. The competition winners represent the finest interdisciplinary concepts among UC Davis faculty. Kimberley McAllister is the team leader for the theme titled “I-CAN SZ (Interdisciplinary, Collaborative, Analysis of Neuroimmune-Based Schizophrenia)”. Jack Werner and Hwai-Jong Cheng are team members for the theme titled “The UC Davis Eye-Prod: Functional Imaging of Single Cells in the Eyes of Living Animals under Normal, Pathogenic and Regenerative Conditions”. Presentations of their work were held on October 15, 2012.
Recent faculty research publications.
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Clustered localization pattern of the Kv2.1 potassium channel in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. The image shows the clustered localization of the Kv2.1 channel (green
), the synaptic marker PSD95 (red
), the axon initial segment marker ankyrin-G (magenta
), and the dendritic marker MAP2 (blue
). In this issue, Cerda and Trimmer, pages 28738–28748
, show that CDK5 modulates the phosphorylation and localization of the Kv2.1 potassium channel.
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