Welcome to the UAB Behavioral Neuroscience PhD Psychology Program. Behavioral Neuroscience emphasizes the neural underpinnings of behavior. The mission of the Behavioral Neuroscience PhD program is to produce outstanding young scientists capable of pursuing successful teaching and research careers. This goal is achieved by having each student obtain firm academic and research training in both psychology- and neuroscience-based domains.
A major strength of the program is that it is an interdisciplinary program that includes programmatic 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 the departments of Anesthesiology, Biostatistics, Neurobiology, Physiology and Biophysics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Biology, Psychology, and Vision Sciences. This system gives our students an advantage over other programs 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.
We encourage you to investigate our training link that provides a brief glimpse into the facilities and faculty that make up our program, the department, and the university. We encourage and welcome you to learn more about our program through the links to the left. You can also directly contact faculty members whose research intrigues you. We all look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Franklin R. Amthor
Professor and Interim Director
Behavioral Neuroscience Psychology PhD Program
Ms. Terri M. Roberson
Graduate Programs Manager