Associate Professor, Curriculum Committee Chair: Amy Jo Stavnezer
The Neuroscience major is an interdisciplinary program, incorporating knowledge from biology, psychology, chemistry, philosophy, and computer science to gain a multi-level understanding of the function of the brain and peripheral nervous system. The study provides students with essential skills and research experiences drawn from the aforementioned areas of study in order to advance their intellectual and occupational goals.
Recent IS projects in Neuroscience include an assessment of the role of a cytokine in the cellular connections within the hippocampus, an investigation of the impact of maternal care on offspring learning and memory capabilities, and an analysis of the influence of hormone levels on fear learning and related cellular processes in rats.
The Neuroscience program is located in Mateer Hall.