About Us

Welcome to the UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. Neuroscience seeks to understand how the nervous system functions, at levels ranging from molecules to genes to cells to brain systems serving cognitive functions and behavior.

Illustration of a brain with circuitry.The field of Neuroscience is growing explosively, with dramatic progress being made at all levels of analysis of nervous system function.

UAB has world-class neuroscientists. Their presence provides the platform for an innovative, interdisciplinary program that offers a broad perspective of the field of Neuroscience in coursework as well as research in cellular and molecular, systems, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.

Established in 2008 in response to the growing interest in Neuroscience among undergraduates and the consequent need to coordinate coursework and research opportunities, the UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program is an interdisciplinary program between the Department of Neurobiology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.



Dr. Rajesh KanaCristin Gavin

Dr. Rajesh Kana, UNP Co-Director and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Dr. Cristin Gavin, UNP Co-Director and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine