The Department of Neurobiology offers students interested in the nervous system a program of study that leads to the Ph.D. in Neurobiology or a combined M.D./Ph.D. through The University of Alabama School of Medicine located at UAB. The graduate program has numerous faculty members with active research programs from a broad range of areas in contemporary neuroscience with a major focus on topics of biomedical importance. Molecular, cellular and biophysical approaches are emphasized to address fundamental problems of brain function, development and disease. All students take a series of graduate courses in biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, ion channel biophysics, synaptic function, developmental neurobiology and medical neurobiology.
Summer Program in Neuroscience (SPIN)
The SPIN Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) originated from a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site with support from the National Science Foundation. It is now jointly sponsored by the Department of Neurobiology, the Civitan International Research Center, the Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Center and the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center at UAB.
Neuroscience Undergraduate Program
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 Neurobiology Department in the School of Medicine and the Psychology Department in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.