Welcome to the Department of Neurobiology
Follow the links to learn about our faculty, research, and academic programs. Our faculty are involved in a wide range of research programs in the neurosciences and the department serves as the home of the Evelyn F. McKnight UAB Brain Institute. For more information about the department's history and facilities, please click here. Prospective students should follow the link to the graduate program.
Frontiers in NeuroscienceRecent work from the Pozzo-Miller lab on the autism-spectrum disorder Rett syndrome has been published in a free eBook from Frontiers in Neuroscience. It also includes a collection of research articles, reviews, and commentaries on Fragile X and other mouse models of autism-spectrum disorders. Feel free to download and distribute freely.
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Day Receives Avenir AwardDr. Jeremy Day, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, has been selected to receive an Avenir Award from The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The Avenir Award program supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies that open new areas of research for the genetics or epigenetics of addiction. The 5-year grant will support research in Dr. Day’s lab on epigenetic regulation in brain reward circuits. Join us in congratulating Dr. Day!
NINDA's press release:
UAB Researchers Unlock Mystery of Memory Loss in Epilepsy PatientsNew research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham identifies an epigenetic cause for why patients with temporal lobe epilepsy tend to have memory loss, and suggests a potential way to reverse that loss. The findings, published in April in the Annals of Translational and Clinical Neurology, indicate the discovery may have implications for many other memory disorders.
Memory loss in epilepsy patients...