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Behavioral Neuroscience

A graduate student observing a subject in a binge-eating study.

Behavioral Neuroscience emphasizes the neural underpinnings of behavior. The mission of the Behavioral Neuroscience PhD program is to produce outstanding scientists capable of pursuing successful teaching and research careers by emphasizing a firm academic program and inderdisciplinary research, all under the guidance of UAB's expert faculty.

Interdisciplinary Research and Training

Our students conduct research and training under the supervision of any faculty member within any department at UAB who has research interests that lie in the area of behavioral neuroscience. Current training and mentorship are provided by faculty in many departments, such as:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Neurobiology
  • Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Biology
  • Psychology
  • Vision Science

This system gives students an advantage because it enables them not only to obtain faculty positions in psychology, but also in many other neuroscience-related departments within university settings, medical schools, research institutions, and private industry.

Learn more about research in the Department of Psychology.

Expert Faculty

Several of the faculty members in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program are recognized as experts in their areas of research. Grants to faculty from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation provide a fertile environment for developing our students’ research careers.

Questions?

Please explore our website to see what the Behavioral Neuroscience program has to offer. If you have specific questions, contact the director or the graduate programs manager.

Dr. David Knight.

 

David Knight

Associate Professor
Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
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Terri Roberson

 

Terri M. Roberson

Graduate Programs Manager
Phone: (205) 934-8723
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